polygon - Polygon Element

Polygons are a lot like polylines in that they're composed of straight line segments connecting a list a points. For polygons though, the path automatically returns to the first point for you at the end, creating a closed shape. Note that a rectangle is a type of polygon, so a polygon can be used to create a <rect/> element in cases where you need a little more flexibility.

<svg xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg"
     xmlns:xlink="http://www.w3.org/1999/xlink">
    <polygon points="50 160, 55 180, 70 180, 60 190, 65 205, 50 195, 35 205, 40 190, 30 180, 45 180"/>

</svg>
  • points A list of points, each number separated by a space, comma, EOL, or a line feed character. Each point must contain two numbers, an x coordinate and a y coordinate. So the list (0,0), (1,1) and (2,2) could be written: "0 0, 1 1, 2 2". The drawing then closes the path, so a final straight line would be drawn from (2,2) to (0,0).