The <stop> SVG element defines the ramp of colors to use on a gradient, which is a child element to either the <linearGradient> or the <radialGradient> element.

Usage context

CategoriesGradient element
Permitted contentAny number of the following elements, in any order:
<animate>, <animateColor>, <set>


Global attributes

Specific attributes

DOM Interface

This element implements the SVGStopElement interface.



<svg width="100%" height="100%" viewBox="0 0 80 40"

    <linearGradient id="MyGradient">
      <stop offset="5%" stop-color="#F60" />
      <stop offset="95%" stop-color="#FF6" />

  <!-- Outline the drawing area in black -->
  <rect fill="none" stroke="black" 
        x="0.5" y="0.5" width="79" height="39"/>

  <!-- The rectangle is filled using a linear gradient -->
  <rect fill="url(#MyGradient)" stroke="black" stroke-width="1"  
        x="10" y="10" width="60" height="20"/>



Specification Status Comment
Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) 2
The definition of '<stop>' in that specification.
Candidate Recommendation  
Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) 1.1 (Second Edition)
The definition of '<stop>' 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 9.0 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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