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<desc>

Each container element or graphics element in an SVG drawing can supply a description string using the <desc> element where the description is text-only.

When the current SVG document fragment is rendered as SVG on visual media, <desc> elements are not rendered as part of the graphics. Alternate presentations are possible, both visual and aural, which display the <desc> element but do not display <path> elements or other graphics elements. The <desc> element generally improves accessibility of SVG documents.

Usage context

Categories Descriptive element
Permitted content Any elements or character data

Attributes

Global attributes

Specific attributes

None

DOM Interface

This element implements the SVGDescElement interface.

Specifications

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Edge Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support 1.0 1.5 (1.8) (Yes) 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

See also

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https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/SVG/Element/desc