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The svg element can be used to nest a standalone SVG fragment inside the current document (including an HTML document) as long as the svg is not the root element. This standalone fragment has its own viewPort and its own coordinate system.

Usage context

Categories Container element, Structural element
Permitted content Any number of the following elements, in any order:
Animation elements »
Descriptive elements »
Shape elements »
Structural elements »
Gradient elements »
<a>, <altglyphdef>, <clippath>, <color-profile>, <cursor>, <filter>, <font>, <font-face>, <foreignobject>, <image>, <marker>, <mask>, <pattern>, <script>, <style>, <switch>, <text>, <view>
Normative document SVG 1.1 (2nd Edition)

Example

Consider the following SVG image (representing the national flag of Italy):

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<svg xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" 
     width="150" height="100" viewBox="0 0 3 2">

  <rect width="1" height="2" x="0" fill="#008d46" />
  <rect width="1" height="2" x="1" fill="#ffffff" />
  <rect width="1" height="2" x="2" fill="#d2232c" />
</svg>

It could be included in a HTML5 document as follows:

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
  <meta charset="UTF-8" />
  <title>HTML/SVG Example</title>
</head>

<body>

  <svg width="150" height="100" viewBox="0 0 3 2">
    <rect width="1" height="2" x="0" fill="#008d46" />
    <rect width="1" height="2" x="1" fill="#ffffff" />
    <rect width="1" height="2" x="2" fill="#d2232c" />
  </svg>

</body>
</html>

Attributes

Global attributes

Specific attributes

DOM Interface

This element implements the SVGSVGElement interface.

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) Not supported (Yes) 3.0.4

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