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the stroke-linecap attribute specifies the shape to be used at the end of open subpaths when they are stroked.

As a presentation attribute, it also can be used as a property directly inside a CSS stylesheet

Usage context

Categories Presentation attribute
Value butt | round | square | inherit
Animatable Yes
Normative document SVG 1.1 (2nd Edition)


<?xml version="1.0"?>
<svg width="120" height="120"
     viewPort="0 0 120 120" version="1.1"

    <line stroke-linecap="butt"
          x1="30" y1="30" x2="30" y2="90"
          stroke="black" stroke-width="20"/>

    <line stroke-linecap="round"
          x1="60" y1="30" x2="60" y2="90"
          stroke="black" stroke-width="20"/>

    <line stroke-linecap="square"
          x1="90" y1="30" x2="90" y2="90"
          stroke="black" stroke-width="20"/>

    <path d="M30,30 L30,90 M60,30 L60,90 M90,30 L90,90"
          stroke="white" />

Live sample


The following elements can use the stroke-linecap attribute

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