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The line element is an SVG basic shape, used to create a line connecting two points.

Usage context

CategoriesBasic shape element, Graphics element, Shape element
Permitted contentAny number of the following elements, in any order:
Animation elements
Descriptive elements

Example

Source code Output result
<?xml version="1.0"?>
<svg width="120" height="120" 
     viewPort="0 0 120 120" version="1.1"
     xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg">

    <line x1="20" y1="100" 
          x2="100" y2="20" 
          stroke="black" 
          stroke-width="2"/>

</svg>

» line.svg

You can also apply transformation to get the same result. Beginning with a normal line,

Source code Output result
<?xml version="1.0"?>
<svg xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg">
    <line x1="20" y1="100" x2="100" y2="100" stroke-width="2" stroke="black"/>
</svg>

» line1.svg

add the transformation options to change the direction of the line:

Source code Output result
<?xml version="1.0"?>
<svg xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg">
    <line x1="20" y1="100" x2="100" y2="100" stroke-width="2" 
	stroke="black" transform="rotate(-45 20 100)"/>
</svg>

» line2.svg

Attributes

Global attributes

Specific attributes

DOM Interface

This element implements the SVGLineElement interface.

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) 2
The definition of '<line>' in that specification.
Working Draft  
Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) 1.1 (Second Edition)
The definition of '<line>' in that specification.
Recommendation Initial definition

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) IE Opera Safari
Basic support 1.0 1.5 (1.8) 9.0 8.0 3.0.4
Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Phone Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support 3.0 1.0 (1.8) Not supported (Yes) 3.0.4

The chart is based on these sources.

See also

Document Tags and Contributors

 Last updated by: meljag,