A view is a defined way to view the image, like a zoom level or a detail view.

Usage context

Permitted contentAny number of the following elements, in any order:
Descriptive elements


Global attributes

Specific attributes



<svg width="600" height="200" viewBox="0 0 600 200"
    <radialGradient id="gradient">
      <stop offset="0%" stop-color="#8cffa0" />
      <stop offset="100%" stop-color="#8ca0ff" />

  <circle r="50" cx="180" cy="50" style="fill:url(#gradient)"/>

  <view id="halfSizeView" viewBox="0 0 1200 400"/>
  <view id="normalSizeView" viewBox="0 0 600 200"/>
  <view id="doubleSizeView" viewBox="0 0 300 100"/>

  <a xlink:href="#halfSizeView">
    <text x="5" y="20" font-size="20">half size</text>
  <a xlink:href="#normalSizeView">
    <text x="5" y="40" font-size="20">normal size</text>
  <a xlink:href="#doubleSizeView">
    <text x="5" y="60" font-size="20">double size</text>


DOM Interface

This element implements the SVGViewElement interface.


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

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support (Yes) 15.0 (15.0) No support (Yes) ?
Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Phone Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support ? 15.0 (15.0) ? ? ?

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