Getting started
This tutorial will help get you started using SVG paths.

The path element is the generic element to define a shape. All the basic shapes can be created with a path element.

Usage context

CategoriesGraphics element, Shape element
Permitted contentAny number of the following elements, in any order:
Animation elements
Descriptive elements


<svg width="100%" height="100%" viewBox="0 0 400 400"

  <path d="M 100 100 L 300 100 L 200 300 z"
        fill="orange" stroke="black" stroke-width="3" />

Live result:


Global attributes

Specific attributes


This element implements the SVGPathElement interface.


Specification Status Comment
Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) 2
The definition of '<path>' in that specification.
Working Draft  
Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) 1.1 (Second Edition)
The definition of '<path>' in that specification.
Recommendation Initial definition

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) IE Opera Safari
Basic support 1.0 1.5 (1.8) 9.0 8.0 3.0.4
Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Phone Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support 3.0 1.0 (1.8) No support (Yes) 3.0.4

The chart is based on these sources.

See also

Document Tags and Contributors

 Contributors to this page: Sebastianz, kscarfone, drewish, Jeremie, mindrones, ethertank, Manuel_Strehl
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