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    the mpath sub-element for the <animatemotion> element provides the ability to reference an external <path> element as the definition of a motion path.

    Usage context

    Categories Animation element
    Permitted content Any number of the following elements, in any order:
    Descriptive elements »
    Normative document SVG 1.1 (2nd Edition)


    <svg width="100%" height="100%"  viewBox="0 0 500 300"
         xmlns:xlink="" >
      <rect x="1" y="1" width="498" height="298"
            fill="none" stroke="blue" stroke-width="2" />
      <!-- Draw the outline of the motion path in blue, along
              with three small circles at the start, middle and end. -->
      <path id="path1" d="M100,250 C 100,50 400,50 400,250"
            fill="none" stroke="blue" stroke-width="7.06"  />
      <circle cx="100" cy="250" r="17.64" fill="blue"  />
      <circle cx="250" cy="100" r="17.64" fill="blue"  />
      <circle cx="400" cy="250" r="17.64" fill="blue"  />
      <!-- Here is a triangle which will be moved about the motion path.
           It is defined with an upright orientation with the base of
           the triangle centered horizontally just above the origin. -->
      <path d="M-25,-12.5 L25,-12.5 L 0,-87.5 z"
            fill="yellow" stroke="red" stroke-width="7.06"  >
        <!-- Define the motion path animation -->
        <animateMotion dur="6s" repeatCount="indefinite" rotate="auto" >
           <mpath xlink:href="#path1"/>

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    DOM Interface

    This element implements the SVGMPathElement interface.

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