Chapter 3. Basic SVG Elements and Shapes

SVG provides several elements that describe commonly used graphic shapes.

In this chapter, we will examine six of the SVG elements that provide basic graphic shapes we can use, and reuse, as visual components. In particular, we will examine in detail the following elements and many of their attributes that SVG provides for a developer to modify the visual appearance produced by an SVG rendering engine:

  • The line element, which describes a straight line

  • The rect element, which describes ...

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