restart

The restart attribute specifies whether or not an animation can restart.

Five elements are using this attribute: <animate>, <animateColor>, <animateMotion>, <animateTransform>, and <set>

<svg viewBox="0 0 220 200" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg">
  <rect y="30" width="100" height="100">
    <animate attributeType="XML" attributeName="y" from="30" to="100"
        dur="5s" repeatCount="1" restart="always" />
  </rect>
  <rect x="120" y="30" width="100" height="100">
    <animate attributeType="XML" attributeName="y" from="30" to="100"
        dur="5s" repeatCount="1" restart="whenNotActive"/>
  </rect>
  <a id="restart"><text y="20">Restart animation</text></a>
</svg>
document.getElementById("restart").addEventListener("click", evt => {
  document.querySelectorAll("animate").forEach(element => {
    element.beginElement();
  });
});

Usage notes

Value always | whenNotActive | never
Default value always
Animatable No
always
This value indicates that the animation can be restarted at any time.
whenNotActive
This value indicates that the animation can only be restarted when it is not active (i.e. after the active end). Attempts to restart the animation during its active duration are ignored.
never
This value indicates that the animation cannot be restarted for the time the document is loaded.

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
SVG Animations Level 2
The definition of 'restart' in that specification.
Editor's Draft No change
Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) 1.1 (Second Edition)
The definition of 'restart' in that specification.
Recommendation Initial definition

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