The linearGradient element lets authors define linear gradients to fill or stroke graphical elements.

Usage context

Categories Gradient element
Permitted content Any number of the following elements, in any order:
Descriptive elements »
<animate>, <animateTransform>, <set>, <stop>
Normative document SVG 1.1 (2nd Edition)


<svg width="120" height="120"  viewBox="0 0 120 120"
     xmlns="" version="1.1"
     xmlns:xlink="" >

        <linearGradient id="MyGradient">
            <stop offset="5%"  stop-color="green"/>
            <stop offset="95%" stop-color="gold"/>

    <rect fill="url(#MyGradient)"
          x="10" y="10" width="100" height="100"/>

ScreenshotLive sample


Global attributes

Specific attributes

DOM Interface

This element implements the SVGLinearGradientElement interface.

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) IE Opera Safari
Basic support 1.0 1.5 (1.8) 9.0 9.0 3.0.4[1]
Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support 3.0 1.0 (1.8) Not supported (Yes) 3.0.4[1]

The chart is based on these sources.

[1] WebKit doesn't support spreadMethod (bug 5968) and color interpolation (bug 6034).

See also

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