The SVG <stop> element defines a color and its position to use on a gradient. This element is always a child of a <linearGradient> or <radialGradient> element.

<svg viewBox="0 0 10 10" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg"
     xmlns:xlink="http://www.w3.org/1999/xlink">
  <defs>
    <linearGradient id="myGradient" gradientTransform="rotate(90)">
      <stop offset="5%"  stop-color="gold" />
      <stop offset="95%" stop-color="red" />
    </linearGradient>
  </defs>
 
  <!-- using my linear gradient -->
  <circle cx="5" cy="5" r="4" fill="url('#myGradient')" />
</svg>

Attributes

offset
This attribute defines where the gradient stop is placed along the gradient vector.
Value type: <number>|<percentage>; Default value: 0; Animatableyes
stop-color
This attribute defines the color of the gradient stop. It can be used as a CSS property.
Value type: currentColor|<color>|<icccolor>; Default value: black; Animatableyes
stop-opacity
This attribute defines the opacity of the gradient stop. It can be used as a CSS property.
Value type: <opacity>; Default value: 1; Animatableyes

Global attributes

Core Attributes
Most notably: id
Styling Attributes
class, style
Event Attributes
Global event attributes, Document element event attributes
Presentation Attributes
Most notably: color, display, stop-color, stop-opacity, visibility

Usage notes

CategoriesGradient element
Permitted contentAny number of the following elements, in any order:
<animate>, <animateColor>, <set>

Specifications

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

Browser compatibility

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DesktopMobile
ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
stopChrome Full support 1Edge Full support YesFirefox Full support 1.5IE Full support 9Opera Full support 9Safari Full support 3WebView Android Full support 3Chrome Android Full support 18Firefox Android Full support 4Opera Android Full support YesSafari iOS Full support 3Samsung Internet Android ?
offsetChrome Full support 1Edge Full support YesFirefox Full support 1.5IE Full support 9Opera Full support 9Safari Full support 3WebView Android Full support 3Chrome Android Full support 18Firefox Android Full support 4Opera Android Full support YesSafari iOS Full support 3Samsung Internet Android ?
stop-colorChrome Full support 1Edge Full support YesFirefox Full support 1.5IE Full support 9Opera Full support 9Safari Full support 3WebView Android Full support 3Chrome Android Full support 18Firefox Android Full support 4Opera Android Full support YesSafari iOS Full support 3Samsung Internet Android ?
stop-opacityChrome Full support 1Edge Full support YesFirefox Full support 1.5IE Full support 9Opera Full support 9Safari Full support 3WebView Android Full support 3Chrome Android Full support 18Firefox Android Full support 4Opera Android Full support YesSafari iOS Full support 3Samsung Internet Android ?

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