Deprecated since SVG 2
This feature is no longer recommended. Though some browsers might still support it, it may have already been removed from the relevant web standards, may be in the process of being dropped, or may only be kept for compatibility purposes. Avoid using it, and update existing code if possible; see the compatibility table at the bottom of this page to guide your decision. Be aware that this feature may cease to work at any time.

The xlink:arcrole attribute specifies a contextual role for the element and corresponds to the RDF Primer notion of a property.

This contextual role can differ from the meaning of the resource when taken outside the context of this particular arc. For example, a resource might generically represent a "person," but in the context of a particular arc it might have the role of "mother" and in the context of a different arc it might have the role of "daughter."

Twentytwo elements are using this attribute: <a>, <altGlyph>, <animate>, <animateColor>, <animateMotion>, <animateTransform>, <color-profile>, <cursor>, <feImage>, <filter>, <font-face-uri>, <glyphRef>, <image>, <linearGradient>, <mpath>, <pattern>, <radialGradient>, <script>, <set>, <textPath>, <tref>, <use>

Usage notes

Value <iri>
Default value None
Animatable No
This value specifies an IRI reference that identifies some resource that describes the intended property.


Browser compatibilityUpdate compatibility data on GitHub

Chrome Edge Firefox Internet Explorer Opera Safari
xlink:arcrole ? ? ? ? ? ?
Android webview Chrome for Android Firefox for Android Opera for Android Safari on iOS Samsung Internet
xlink:arcrole ? ? ? ? ? ?

See also

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