marker

The marker element defines the graphics that is to be used for drawing arrowheads or polymarkers on a given <path>, <line>, <polyline> or <polygon> element.

Usage context

Categories Container element
Permitted content Any number of the following elements, in any order:
Animation elements »
Descriptive elements »
Shape elements »
Structural elements »
Gradient elements »
<a>, <altglyphdef>, <clippath>, <color-profile>, <cursor>, <filter>, <font>, <font-face>, <foreignobject>, <image>, <marker>, <mask>, <pattern>, <script>, <style>, <switch>, <text>, <view>
Normative document SVG 1.1 (2nd Edition)

Example

Source code Output result
<?xml version="1.0"?>
<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>
        <marker id="Triangle"
                viewBox="0 0 10 10" 
                refX="1" refY="5"
                markerWidth="6" 
                markerHeight="6"
                orient="auto">
            <path d="M 0 0 L 10 5 L 0 10 z" />
	    </marker>
    </defs>

    <polyline points="10,90 50,80 90,20"
              fill="none" stroke="black" 
              stroke-width="2"
              marker-end="url(#Triangle)" />
</svg>

» marker.svg

Attributes

Global attributes

Specific attributes

DOM Interface

This element implements the SVGMarkerElement 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 Phone Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support 3.0 1.0 (1.8) Not supported (Yes) 3.0.4

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Attachments

File Size Date Attached by
marker.svg
647 bytes 2011-02-15 10:49:40 Jeremie

Document Tags and Contributors

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