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    In addition to text drawn in a straight line, SVG also includes the ability to place text along the shape of a <path> element. To specify that a block of text is to be rendered along the shape of a <path>, include the given text within a textPath element which includes an xlink:href attribute with a reference to a <path> element.

    Usage context

    Categories Text content element, Text content child element
    Permitted content Character data and any number of the following elements, in any order:
    Descriptive elements »
    <a>, <altGlyph>, <animate>, <animateColor>, <set>, <tref>, <tspan>
    Normative document SVG 1.1 (2nd Edition)


    <svg width="100%" height="100%" viewBox="0 0 1000 300"
        <path id="MyPath"
              d="M 100 200 
                 C 200 100 300   0 400 100
                 C 500 200 600 300 700 200
                 C 800 100 900 100 900 100" />
      <use xlink:href="#MyPath" fill="none" stroke="red"  />
      <text font-family="Verdana" font-size="42.5">
        <textPath xlink:href="#MyPath">
          We go up, then we go down, then up again
      <!-- Show outline of the viewport using 'rect' element -->
      <rect x="1" y="1" width="998" height="298"
            fill="none" stroke="black" stroke-width="2" />

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    DOM Interface

    This element implements the SVGTextPathElement interface.

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    Last updated by: jswisher,