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

<svg viewBox="0 0 100 100" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg">
  <line x1="0" y1="80" x2="100" y2="20" stroke="black" />

  <!-- If you do not specify the stroke
       color the line will not be visible -->
</svg>

Attributes

x1
Defines the x-axis coordinate of the line starting point.
Value type: <length>|<percentage>|<number> ; Default value: 0; Animatable: yes
x2
Defines the x-axis coordinate of the line ending point.
Value type: <length>|<percentage>|<number> ; Default value: 0; Animatable: yes
y1
Defines the y-axis coordinate of the line starting point.
Value type: <length>|<percentage>|<number> ; Default value: 0; Animatable: yes
y2
Defines the y-axis coordinate of the line ending point.
Value type: <length>|<percentage>|<number> ; Default value: 0; Animatable: yes
pathLength
Defines the total path length in user units.
Value type: <number> ; Default value: none; Animatable: yes

Global attributes

Core Attributes
Most notably: id, tabindex
Styling Attributes
class, style
Conditional Processing Attributes
Most notably: requiredExtensions, systemLanguage
Event Attributes
Global event attributes, Graphical event attributes
Presentation Attributes
Most notably: clip-path, clip-rule, color, color-interpolation, color-rendering, cursor, display, fill, fill-opacity, fill-rule, filter, mask, opacity, pointer-events, shape-rendering, stroke, stroke-dasharray, stroke-dashoffset, stroke-linecap, stroke-linejoin, stroke-miterlimit, stroke-opacity, stroke-width, transform, vector-effect, visibility
ARIA Attributes
aria-activedescendant, aria-atomic, aria-autocomplete, aria-busy, aria-checked, aria-colcount, aria-colindex, aria-colspan, aria-controls, aria-current, aria-describedby, aria-details, aria-disabled, aria-dropeffect, aria-errormessage, aria-expanded, aria-flowto, aria-grabbed, aria-haspopup, aria-hidden, aria-invalid, aria-keyshortcuts, aria-label, aria-labelledby, aria-level, aria-live, aria-modal, aria-multiline, aria-multiselectable, aria-orientation, aria-owns, aria-placeholder, aria-posinset, aria-pressed, aria-readonly, aria-relevant, aria-required, aria-roledescription, aria-rowcount, aria-rowindex, aria-rowspan, aria-selected, aria-setsize, aria-sort, aria-valuemax, aria-valuemin, aria-valuenow, aria-valuetext, role

Usage notes

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

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) 2
The definition of '<line>' in that specification.
Candidate Recommendation Changed the x1, y1, x2 and y2 attributes to take <length>s, <percentage>s and <number>s
Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) 1.1 (Second Edition)
The definition of '<line>' in that specification.
Recommendation Initial definition

Browser compatibility

FeatureChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic support1 Yes1.5983
x11 Yes1.5983
x21 Yes1.5983
y11 Yes1.5983
y21 Yes1.5983
FeatureAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidOpera AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support3 Yes Yes4 Yes3 ?
x13 Yes Yes4 Yes3 ?
x23 Yes Yes4 Yes3 ?
y13 Yes Yes4 Yes3 ?
y23 Yes Yes4 Yes3 ?

See also

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