Change svg fill color

Hello experts,

I want to change svg fill color after click (it shloud be active state for the link- classic thing). How to do that with jQuery ? this is the codepen with HTML and bellow is actual svg content for you to understand how it looks like.

Thank You.
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SVG is XML, so DOM applies to it.
David S.Commented:
I'm not aware of a way to do it when loading the SVG via an <img> element. I recommend using an <object> element, although an alternative would be to embed the SVG markup directly within the HTML.

When using an <object>, you add a (JS) script within the SVG, containing a "message" event handler to make the change when postMessage is called in the parent page. You would add a "click" handler to the link to call postMessage. One unintuitive thing is that you need to absolutely position an invisible element (or pseudo-element) fully overlapping the <object> element or else clicks on the link won't register in many browsers.

P.S. You don't need the doctype or the XML prolog for SVG.
greetings Fajer39, , Although the elements of an SVG image can have influences by "style" in a CSS manner. The SVG drawing in the screen is done by VECTOR drawing, so you are far better to use the SVG "stroke" and "fill" definitions like this -  

<g id="_479146752">
   <polygon id="plg1" fill="#a0ffa0" stroke="#dd0000" points="0,0 130,50 130,50 0,50 "/>
   <path id="path1" stroke="none" fill="#a00000" d="M130 50l-130 -50 130 0 0 50zm-65 -25m0 -25m65 25"/>

and ALSO you do NOT need to type in half as much code with the <style> and the other unnessary styling.

Now for the Dynamic Change for SGV images in javascript.
to change the stroke or fill color, you do NOT need jquery, you can do it like below -
<script>/* <![CDATA[ */

function changePolyColor() {
   var poly1 = document.getElementById("plg1");
   poly1.setAttribute('fill', '#d8a3ca');
/* ]]> */</script>

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be sure to have the correct ID in the SVG element you need to change.

ask questions if you need more info.

also with the super simple drawing you use, , you do not need all of that junk in the SVG definition -

<svg xmlns="" xml:space="preserve" width="130px" height="50px" version="1.1" preserveAspectRatio="none" style="shape-rendering:geometricPrecision; text-rendering:geometricPrecision; image-rendering:optimizeQuality; fill-rule:evenodd; clip-rule:evenodd" viewBox="0 0 130 50"

your fill-rule, and others are useless in your simple drawing mechanics

      below is an example of one that I used, BUT it is NOT for your use in this, it just shows the useful definitions -

<svg xmlns="" xmlns:xlink="" id="svgRoot" width="100%" height="100%" viewBox="0 0 600 490" version="1.1">
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on review of your code, you do not have an ID for the <img> of the triangleBgTab-left.svg   src. .

depending on the browser (IE is the worst) and version, you my have to get the <img> first

<img id="svg1" src="/images/triangleBgTab-left.svg" alt="triangleBg"/>

<script>/* <![CDATA[ */

function changePolyColor() {
   var img1 = document.getElementById("svg1");
   var poly1 = img1.getElementById("plg1");
   poly1.setAttribute('fill', '#d8a3ca');
/* ]]> */</script>

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Fajer39Author Commented:
slick812- Thank You very much for your great answer. I will leave this Q open for a while because I have to finish other things before I will get to that svg color changing. I will try to do that ASAP and then let you know if it worked. Thanks.
Since you are learning about the SVG, I went and tried my code in firefox desktop, and it did not work, because I did not take into your question that the svg XML image was loaded as a HTML <img> element, which as Kravimir has pointed out above removes the SVG image XML from the parent document DOM access and javascript. Since your svg is just two triangles, and you need javascript access, you can just write the <svg> element into the page HTML, and this will allow javascript to work on it's elements.

Below is HTML page code that works for me -
<!doctype html><html><head><title>Change SVG by Javascript</title>
body {font-family: arial; background: #efe;}

.but1{margin:0.9em 1.2em;}
<script>/* <![CDATA[ */

var svgDoc='a', cfill=1;

function changeSVG(clr) {
svgDoc.getElementById("poly1").setAttribute('fill', "#0044b8");
/* ]]> */</script>
<body><h3 style="text-align: center; color: #c9c;">Change SVG by Javascript</h3>
<p style="width: 130px; height: 50px; background: #666;">
<button class="but1" onclick="changeSVG('#abcdef')"> Change SVG </button></p>
<svg xmlns="" 
  id="svgRoot" width="130px" height="50px" 
  viewBox="0 0 130 50" version="1.1" onload="initJS(evt)">
 <script type="text/ecmascript"><![CDATA[
 var doc = 0;
 function changeFill(clr) {
var ph = doc.getElementById("path1");
   ph.setAttribute('fill', clr);
 function initJS(evt){
    var tg =;
    doc = tg.ownerDocument;
     if (parent.svgDoc) {
       var pl = doc.getElementById("poly1");
       pl.setAttribute('fill', '#aa6655');
       parent.svgDoc = doc;
       parent.cfill = changeFill;

<polygon id="poly1" stroke="#a0b000" fill="none" onclick="changeFill('#0000cc')" points="0,0 130,50 130,50 0,50 "/>
<path id= "path1" fill="#4485F5" d="M130 50l-130 -50 130 0 0 50zm-65 -25m0 -25m65 25"/>



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I left out the unneeded svg elements like <style> and the groups like <g id="_479146752">   , , and added an onclick event to the <polygon> draw element, just to show you how that can work.

SVG images can be useful, because most all current browsers now support them, , but they have a structure and formula drawn elements that you may need to learn more about. But for this simple drawing operation, a HTML <canvas> element might work as well, and you have the javascript access for that.

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Fajer39Author Commented:
Thank you all very much, especially slick, works great. Thanks.
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