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<pattern>

The <pattern> element defines a graphics object which can be redrawn at repeated x- and y-coordinate intervals ("tiled") to cover an area.

The <pattern> is referenced by the fill and/or stroke attributes on other graphics elements to fill or stroke those elements with the referenced pattern.

<svg viewBox="0 0 230 100" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg">
  <defs>
    <pattern id="star" viewBox="0,0,10,10" width="10%" height="10%">
      <polygon points="0,0 2,5 0,10 5,8 10,10 8,5 10,0 5,2"/>
    </pattern>
  </defs>

  <circle cx="50"  cy="50" r="50" fill="url(#star)"/>
  <circle cx="180" cy="50" r="40" fill="none" stroke-width="20" stroke="url(#star)"/>
</svg>

Attributes

height
This attribute determines the height of the pattern tile.
Value type: <length>|<percentage>; Default value: 0; Animatable: yes
href
This attribute reference a template pattern that provides default values for the <pattern> attributes.
Value type: <URL>; Default value: none; Animatable: yes
patternContentUnits
This attribute defines the coordinate system for the contents of the <pattern>.
Value type: userSpaceOnUse|objectBoundingBox; Default value: userSpaceOnUse; Animatable: yes

Note: This attribute has no effect if a viewBox attribute is specified on the <pattern> element.

patternTransform
This attribute contains the definition of an optional additional transformation from the pattern coordinate system onto the target coordinate system.
Value type: <transform-list>; Default value: none; Animatable: yes
patternUnits
This attribute defines the coordinate system for attributes x, y, width , and height.
Value type: userSpaceOnUse|objectBoundingBox; Default value: objectBoundingBox; Animatable: yes
preserveAspectRatio
This attribute defines how the SVG fragment must be deformed if it is embedded in a container with a different aspect ratio.
Value type: (none| xMinYMin| xMidYMin| xMaxYMin| xMinYMid| xMidYMid| xMaxYMid| xMinYMax| xMidYMax| xMaxYMax) (meet|slice)? ; Default value: xMidYMid meet; Animatable: yes
viewBox
This attribute defines the bound of the SVG viewport for the pattern fragment.
Value type: <list-of-numbers> ; Default value: none; Animatable: yes
width
This attribute determines the width of the pattern tile.
Value type: <length>|<percentage> ; Default value: 0; Animatable: yes
x
This attribute determines the x coordinate shift of the pattern tile.
Value type: <length>|<percentage> ; Default value: 0; Animatable: yes
xlink:href Deprecated since SVG 2
This attribute reference a template pattern that provides default values for the <pattern> attributes.
Value type: <URL>; Default value: none; Animatable: yes

Note: For browsers implementing href, if both href and xlink:href are set, xlink:href will be ignored and only href will be used.

y
This attribute determines the y coordinate shift of the pattern tile.
Value type: <length>|<percentage> ; Default value: 0; Animatable: yes

Global attributes

Core Attributes
Most notably: id, tabindex
Styling Attributes
class, style
Conditional Processing Attributes
Most notably: requiredExtensions, systemLanguage
Presentation Attributes
Most notably: clip-path, clip-rule, color, color-interpolation, color-rendering, cursor, display, fill, fill-opacity, fill-rule, filter, mask, opacity, pointer-events, shape-rendering, stroke, stroke-dasharray, stroke-dashoffset, stroke-linecap, stroke-linejoin, stroke-miterlimit, stroke-opacity, stroke-width, transform, vector-effect, visibility
XLink Attributes
Most notably: xlink:title

Usage notes

Specifications

Browser compatibilityUpdate compatibility data on GitHub

Desktop
Chrome Edge Firefox Internet Explorer Opera Safari
pattern Yes 12 Yes Yes Yes 3
height Yes 12 Yes Yes Yes 3
href ? ? ? ? ? 12.1
patternContentUnits ? ? ? ? ? 3
patternTransform ? ? ? ? ? 3
patternUnits ? ? ? ? ? 3
width Yes 12 Yes Yes Yes 3
x Yes 12 Yes Yes Yes 3
xlink:href Yes 12 Yes Yes Yes 3
y Yes 12 Yes Yes Yes 3
Mobile
Android webview Chrome for Android Firefox for Android Opera for Android Safari on iOS Samsung Internet
pattern Yes Yes Yes Yes 3 Yes
height Yes Yes Yes Yes 3 Yes
href ? ? ? ? 12.2 ?
patternContentUnits ? ? ? ? 3 ?
patternTransform ? ? ? ? 3 ?
patternUnits ? ? ? ? 3 ?
width Yes Yes Yes Yes 3 Yes
x Yes Yes Yes Yes 3 Yes
xlink:href Yes Yes Yes Yes 3 Yes
y Yes Yes Yes Yes 3 Yes

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