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

Usage context

CategoriesGradient element
Permitted contentAny number of the following elements, in any order:
Descriptive elements
<animate>, <animateTransform>, <set>, <stop>

Example

<svg width="120" height="120"  viewBox="0 0 120 120"
     xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" version="1.1"
     xmlns:xlink="http://www.w3.org/1999/xlink" >

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

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

ScreenshotLive sample

Attributes

Global attributes

Specific attributes

DOM Interface

This element implements the SVGLinearGradientElement interface.

Specifications

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