<script>

The SVG script element allows to add scripts to an SVG document.

Note: While SVG's script element is equivalent to the HTML <script> element, it has some discrepancies, like it uses the href attribute instead of src and it doesn't support ECMAScript modules so far (See browser compatibility below for details)

Example

Click the circle to change colors.
<svg viewBox="0 0 10 10" height="120px" width="120px" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg">
  <script>
    // <![CDATA[
    window.addEventListener("DOMContentLoaded", () => {
      function getColor() {
        const R = Math.round(Math.random() * 255)
          .toString(16)
          .padStart(2, "0");

        const G = Math.round(Math.random() * 255)
          .toString(16)
          .padStart(2, "0");

        const B = Math.round(Math.random() * 255)
          .toString(16)
          .padStart(2, "0");

        return `#${R}${G}${B}`;
      }

      document.querySelector("circle").addEventListener("click", (e) => {
        e.target.style.fill = getColor();
      });
    });
    // ]]>
  </script>

  <circle cx="5" cy="5" r="4" />
</svg>

Attributes

crossorigin

This attribute defines CORS settings as define for the HTML <script> element. Value type: <string>; Default value: ?; Animatable: yes

href

The URL to the script to load. Value type: <URL> ; Default value: none; Animatable: no

type

This attribute defines type of the script language to use. Value type: <string>; Default value: application/ecmascript; Animatable: no

xlink:href Deprecated

The URL to the script to load. Value type: <URL> ; Default value: none; Animatable: no

Global attributes

Usage notes

CategoriesNone
Permitted contentAny elements or character data

Specifications

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

Browser compatibility

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See also