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Getting started
This tutorial will help get you started using SVG paths.

The <path> SVG element is the generic element to define a shape. All the basic shapes can be created with a path element.

Usage context

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


Global attributes

Specific attributes


This element implements the SVGPathElement interface.



<svg width="100%" height="100%" viewBox="0 0 400 400"

  <path d="M 100 100 L 300 100 L 200 300 z"
        fill="orange" stroke="black" stroke-width="3" />



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

Browser compatibility

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Feature Chrome Edge Firefox (Gecko) IE Opera Safari
Basic support 1.0 (Yes) 1.5 (1.8) 9.0 8.0 3.0.4
Feature Android Edge Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Phone Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support 3.0 (Yes) 1.0 (1.8) No support (Yes) 3.0.4

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See also

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