side

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

Only one element is using this attribute: <textPath>

<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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