The ramp of colors to use on a gradient is defined by the stop elements that are child elements to either the <linearGradient> element or the <radialGradient> element.

Usage context

CategoriesGradient element
Permitted contentAny number of the following elements, in any order:

<animate>, <animateColor>, <set>


<svg width="100%" height="100%" viewBox="0 0 80 40"

    <linearGradient id="MyGradient">
      <stop offset="5%" stop-color="#F60" />
      <stop offset="95%" stop-color="#FF6" />

  <!-- Outline the drawing area in black -->
  <rect fill="none" stroke="black" 
        x="0.5" y="0.5" width="79" height="39"/>

  <!-- The rectangle is filled using a linear gradient -->
  <rect fill="url(#MyGradient)" stroke="black" stroke-width="1"  
        x="10" y="10" width="60" height="20"/>

Live result:


Global attributes

Specific attributes

DOM Interface

This element implements the SVGStopElement interface.


Specification Status Comment
Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) 2
The definition of '<stop>' in that specification.
Working Draft  
Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) 1.1 (Second Edition)
The definition of '<stop>' 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 9.0 3.0.4
Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Phone Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support 3.0 1.0 (1.8) Not supported (Yes) 3.0.4

The chart is based on these sources.

See also

Document Tags and Contributors

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