# points

The `points` attribute defines a list of points. Each point is defined by a pair of number representing a X and a Y coordinate in the user coordinate system. If the attribute contains an odd number of coordinates, the last one will be ignored.

Two elements are using this attribute: `<polyline>`, and `<polygon>`

```<svg viewBox="-10 -10 220 120" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg">
<!-- polyline is an open shape -->
<polyline stroke="black" fill="none"
points="50,0 21,90 98,35 2,35 79,90"/>

<!-- polygon is a closed shape -->
<polygon stroke="black" fill="none" transform="translate(100,0)"
points="50,0 21,90 98,35 2,35 79,90"/>

<!--
It is usualy considered best practices to separate a X and Y
coordinate with a comma and a group of coordinates by a space.
It makes things more readable for human beings.
-->
</svg>```

## polyline

For `<polyline>`, `points` defines a list of points, each representing a vertex of the line to be drawn. Each point is define by a X and Y coordinate in the user coordinate system.

Note: A polyline is an open shape, meaning the last point is not connected to the first point.

Value [ ``+ ]# none Yes

### Example

```<svg viewBox="-10 -10 120 120" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg">
<!-- polyline is an open shape -->
<polyline stroke="black" fill="none"
points="50,0 21,90 98,35 2,35 79,90"/>
</svg>```

## polygon

For `<polygon>`, `points` defines a list of points, each representing a vertex of the shape to be drawn. Each point is define by a X and Y coordinate in the user coordinate system.

Note: A polygon is a closed shape, meaning the last point is connected to the first point.

Value [ ``+ ]# none Yes

### Example

```<svg viewBox="-10 -10 120 120" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg">
<!-- polygon is an closed shape -->
<polygon stroke="black" fill="none"
points="50,0 21,90 98,35 2,35 79,90" />
</svg>```

## Specifications

Specification Status Comment
Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) 2
The definition of 'points' in that specification.
Candidate Recommendation Definition for `<polygon>`
Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) 2
The definition of 'points' in that specification.
Candidate Recommendation Definition for `<polyline>`
Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) 1.1 (Second Edition)
The definition of 'points' in that specification.
Recommendation Initial definition for `<polygon>`
Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) 1.1 (Second Edition)
The definition of 'points' in that specification.
Recommendation Initial definition for `<polyline>`