<polyline>

The <polyline> SVG element is an SVG basic shape that creates straight lines connecting several points. Typically a polyline is used to create open shapes as the last point doesn't have to be connected to the first point. For closed shapes see the <polygon> element.

Example

<svg viewBox="0 0 200 100" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg">
  <!-- Example of a polyline with the default fill -->
  <polyline points="0,100 50,25 50,75 100,0" />

  <!-- Example of the same polyline shape with stroke and no fill -->
  <polyline points="100,100 150,25 150,75 200,0"
            fill="none" stroke="black" />
</svg>

Attributes

points

This attribute defines the list of points (pairs of x,y absolute coordinates) required to draw the polyline Value type: <number>+ ; Default value: ""; Animatable: yes

pathLength

This attribute lets specify the total length for the path, in user units. Value type: <number> ; Default value: none; Animatable: yes

Global attributes

Core Attributes

Most notably: id, tabindex

Styling Attributes
class, style
Conditional Processing Attributes

Most notably: requiredExtensions, systemLanguage

Event Attributes

Global event attributes, Graphical event attributes

Presentation Attributes

Most notably: clip-path, clip-rule, color, color-interpolation, color-rendering, cursor, display, fill, fill-opacity, fill-rule, filter, mask, opacity, pointer-events, shape-rendering, stroke, stroke-dasharray, stroke-dashoffset, stroke-linecap, stroke-linejoin, stroke-miterlimit, stroke-opacity, stroke-width, transform, vector-effect, visibility

ARIA Attributes

aria-activedescendant, aria-atomic, aria-autocomplete, aria-busy, aria-checked, aria-colcount, aria-colindex, aria-colspan, aria-controls, aria-current, aria-describedby, aria-details, aria-disabled, aria-dropeffect, aria-errormessage, aria-expanded, aria-flowto, aria-grabbed, aria-haspopup, aria-hidden, aria-invalid, aria-keyshortcuts, aria-label, aria-labelledby, aria-level, aria-live, aria-modal, aria-multiline, aria-multiselectable, aria-orientation, aria-owns, aria-placeholder, aria-posinset, aria-pressed, aria-readonly, aria-relevant, aria-required, aria-roledescription, aria-rowcount, aria-rowindex, aria-rowspan, aria-selected, aria-setsize, aria-sort, aria-valuemax, aria-valuemin, aria-valuenow, aria-valuetext, role

Usage notes

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

Specifications

Specification
Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) 1.1 (Second Edition) (SVG)
# PolylineElement

Browser compatibility

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See also