side

The side attribute determines the side of a path the text is placed on (relative to the path direction).

You can use this attribute with the following SVG elements:

Example

<svg viewBox="0 0 420 200" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg">
  <text>
    <textPath href="#circle1" side="left">Text left from the path</textPath>
  </text>
  <text>
    <textPath href="#circle2" side="right">Text right from the path</textPath>
  </text>

  <circle id="circle1" cx="100" cy="100" r="70" fill="transparent" stroke="silver"/>
  <circle id="circle2" cx="320" cy="100" r="70" fill="transparent" stroke="silver"/>
</svg>

Usage notes

Value left | right
Default value left
Animatable Yes
left

This value places the text on the left side of the path (relative to the path direction).

right

This value places the text on the right side of the path (relative to the path direction). This effectively reverses the path direction.

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) 2
The definition of 'side' in that specification.
Candidate Recommendation Initial definition

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