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This attribute indicates the initial value of the attribute that will be modified during the animation. When used with the to attribute, the animation will change the modified attribute from the from value to the to value.

Usage context

Categories Animation value attribute
Value <value>
Animatable No
Normative document SVG 1.1 (2nd Edition)

The exact value type for this attribute depend on the value of the attribute that will be animated.


This example uses a value of 100 for the from attribute, making the shape animate starting from a width of 100.

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<svg width="200" height="200"
  viewPort="0 0 200 200" version="1.1"
  <rect x="10" y="10" width="100" height="100">
    <animate attributeType="XML"
      from="100" to="150"


The following elements can use the from attribute

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