The style element allows style sheets to be embedded directly within SVG content. SVG's style element has the same attributes as the corresponding element in HTML (see HTML's <style> element).

Usage context

Permitted contentAny elements or character data


<svg width="100%" height="100%" viewBox="0 0 100 100"
    /* <![CDATA[ */
    circle {
      fill: orange;
      stroke: black;
      stroke-width: 10px; // Note that the value of a pixel depend on the viewBox
    /* ]]> */

  <circle cx="50" cy="50" r="40" />

Live result:


Global attributes

Specific attributes

DOM Interface

This element implements the SVGStyleElement interface.


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

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer 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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