El elemento foreignObject permite la inclusión de un namespace XML externo que tiene su contenido gráfico dibujado por un diferente user-agent. El contenido gráfico externo incluido está sujeto a las transformaciones SVG y composición.

The contents of foreignObject are assumed to be from a different namespace. Any SVG elements within a foreignObject will not be drawn, except in the situation where a properly defined SVG subdocument with a proper xmlns attribute specification is embedded recursively. One situation where this can occur is when an SVG document fragment is embedded within another non-SVG document fragment, which in turn is embedded within an SVG document fragment (e.g., an SVG document fragment contains an XHTML document fragment which in turn contains yet another SVG document fragment).

Usually, a foreignObject will be used in conjunction with the <switch> (en-US) element and the requiredExtensions attribute to provide proper checking for user agent support and provide an alternate rendering in case user agent support is not available.

Usage context

Contenido permitidoCualquier elemento o datos de caracter


<svg width="400px" height="300px" viewBox="0 0 400 300"
  <desc>This example uses the 'switch' element to provide a
        fallback graphical representation of a paragraph, if
        XHTML is not supported.</desc>

  <!-- The 'switch' element will process the first child element
       whose testing attributes evaluate to true.-->

    <!-- Process the embedded XHTML if the requiredExtensions attribute
         evaluates to true (i.e., the user agent supports XHTML
         embedded within SVG). -->
    <foreignObject width="100" height="50"
      <!-- XHTML content goes here -->
      <body xmlns="">
        <p>Here is a paragraph that requires word wrap</p>

    <!-- Else, process the following alternate SVG.
         Note that there are no testing attributes on the 'text' element.
         If no testing attributes are provided, it is as if there
         were testing attributes and they evaluated to true.-->
    <text font-size="10" font-family="Verdana">
      <tspan x="10" y="10">Here is a paragraph that</tspan>
      <tspan x="10" y="20">requires word wrap.</tspan>


Global attributes

Specific attributes

DOM Interface

This element implements the SVGForeignObjectElement interface.

Browser compatibility

We're converting our compatibility data into a machine-readable JSON format. This compatibility table still uses the old format, because we haven't yet converted the data it contains. Find out how you can help! (en-US)

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support 1.0 1.9 Sin soporte 2.0 3.0
Feature Android Chrome for Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support ? ? 2.0 Sin soporte 2.0 3.0

The chart is based on these sources.