The <polygon> element defines a closed shape consisting of a set of connected straight line segments. The last point is connected to the first point. For open shapes see the <polyline> element.

Usage context

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


Global attributes

Specific attributes

DOM Interface

This element implements the SVGPolygonElement interface.



<svg width="120" height="120" viewPort="0 0 120 120"

  <polygon points="60,20 100,40 100,80 60,100 20,80 20,40"/>



Specification Status Comment
Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) 2
The definition of '<polygon>' in that specification.
Candidate Recommendation No change
Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) 1.1 (Second Edition)
The definition of '<polygon>' 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 8.0 3.0.4
Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Phone Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support 3.0 1.0 (1.8) No support (Yes) 3.0.4

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