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<defs>

SVG allows graphical objects to be defined for later reuse. It is recommended that, wherever possible, referenced elements be defined inside of a <defs> element. Defining these elements inside of a <defs> element promotes understandability of the SVG content and thus promotes accessibility. Graphical elements defined in a <defs> element will not be directly rendered. You can use a <use> element to render those elements wherever you want on the viewport.

Usage context

Attributes

Global attributes

Specific attributes

None

DOM Interface

This element implements the SVGDefsElement interface.

Example

<svg width="80px" height="30px" viewBox="0 0 80 30"
     xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg">

  <defs>
    <linearGradient id="Gradient01">
      <stop offset="20%" stop-color="#39F" />
      <stop offset="90%" stop-color="#F3F" />
    </linearGradient>
  </defs>

  <rect x="10" y="10" width="60" height="10" 
        fill="url(#Gradient01)" />
</svg>

Specifications

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Edge Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support 1.0 (Yes) 1.5 (1.8) 9.0 8.0 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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https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/SVG/Element/defs