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    The textual content for a <text> can be either character data directly embedded within the <text> element or the character data content of a referenced element, where the referencing is specified with a tref element.

    Usage context

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


    <svg width="100%" height="100%" viewBox="0 0 1000 300"
        <text id="ReferencedText">
          Referenced character data
      <text x="100" y="100" font-size="45" >
        Inline character data
      <text x="100" y="200" font-size="45" fill="red" >
        <tref xlink:href="#ReferencedText"/>
      <!-- Show outline of canvas using 'rect' element -->
      <rect x="1" y="1" width="998" height="298"
            fill="none" stroke-width="2" />


    Global attributes

    Specific attributes

    DOM Interface

    This element implements the SVGTRefElement interface.

    Browser compatibility

    Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
    Basic support Not supported Not supported ? ? ?
    Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Phone Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
    Basic support ? Not supported ? ? ?

    See also

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    Last updated by: KyleDavidE,