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    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
    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

    The chart is based on these sources.

    WebKit-specific notes

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

    See also

    Document Tags and Contributors

    Contributors to this page: Sheppy, fscholz, Jeremie, Manuel_Strehl, kscarfone
    Last updated by: fscholz,