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    Within a <text> element, text and font properties and the current text position can be adjusted with absolute or relative coordinate values by including a tspan 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)


    Source code
    <?xml version="1.0"?>
    <svg width="250" height="40" viewBox="0 0 250 40"
         xmlns="" version="1.1">
        font: 20px Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;
    	fill: red;
    	font-weight: bold
        <text x="15" y="30">You are 
        	a banana
    Output result

    » tspan.svg


    Global attributes

    Specific attributes

    DOM Interface

    This element implements the SVGTSpanElement interface.

    Browser compatibility

    Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) IE Opera Safari
    Basic support 1.0 1.5 (1.8) 9.0 9.0 3.0.4
    Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Phone Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
    Basic support 3.0 1.0 (1.8) Not supported (Yes) 3.0.4

    The chart is based on these sources.

    Gecko-specific notes

    Various presentation attributes don't work.

    The attribute rotate was implemented in Gecko 2.0 (Firefox 4 / Thunderbird 3.3 / SeaMonkey 2.1).

    See also

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    Last updated by: kscarfone,