desc element | SVGDescElement object

Provides a mechanism to store a description of an element.

Scalable Vector Graphics: Document Structure, Section 5.11.5Internet Explorer 9

DOM Information

Inheritance Hierarchy

 Node
  Element
   SVGElement
     SVGDescElement

Members

The SVGDescElement object has these types of members:

Events

The SVGDescElement object has these events.

EventDescription
onload

Occurs when the browser has fully parsed the element and all of its descendants.

 

Properties

The SVGDescElement object has these properties.

PropertyDescription

className

Gets the names of the classes that are assigned to this object.

focusable

Determines if an element can acquire keyboard focus (that is, receive keyboard events) and be a target for field-to-field navigation actions (such as when a user presses the Tab key).

ownerSVGElement

Gets the nearest ancestor svg element.

style

Gets a style object.

viewportElement

Gets the element that established the current viewport.

xmlbase

Gets or sets the base attribute on the element.

xmllang

Gets or sets a value that specifies the language that is used in the contents and attribute values of an element.

xmlspace

Gets or sets a value that indicates whether white space is preserved in character data.

 

Standards information

Remarks

Note  In addition to the attributes, properties, events, methods, and styles listed above, SVG elements also inherit core HTML attributes, properties, events, methods, and styles.

Examples

In the following code example, the desc element is used to define a description of an element. This element can be read programatically to analyze SVG structure. Copy this sample to a text file and save it with the .html file extension. Run it in Internet Explorer 9 to see a greenyellow ellipse.

The element will look like this:

description element example


<!DOCTYPE HTML>
<html>
	
  <head>
  </head>
	
  <body>
    <svg width="400" height="400">
      <ellipse cx="150" cy="100" rx="100" ry="75" fill="greenyellow">
        <desc>This is the description of an ellipse.</desc>
      </ellipse>
    </svg>
  </body>
</html>	

 

 

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