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<tref>

Deprecated
This feature is no longer recommended. Though some browsers might still support it, it may have already been removed from the relevant web standards, may be in the process of being dropped, or may only be kept for compatibility purposes. Avoid using it, and update existing code if possible; see the compatibility table at the bottom of this page to guide your decision. Be aware that this feature may cease to work at any time.

The textual content for a <text> SVG element 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>

Attributes

Global attributes

Specific attributes

DOM Interface

This element implements the SVGTRefElement interface.

Example

<svg width="100%" height="100%" viewBox="0 0 1000 300"
     xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" 
     xmlns:xlink="http://www.w3.org/1999/xlink">
  <defs>
    <text id="ReferencedText">
      Referenced character data
    </text>
  </defs>

  <text x="100" y="100" font-size="45" >
    Inline character data
  </text>

  <text x="100" y="200" font-size="45" fill="red" >
    <tref xlink:href="#ReferencedText"/>
  </text>

  <!-- Show outline of canvas using 'rect' element -->
  <rect x="1" y="1" width="998" height="298"
        fill="none" stroke-width="2" />
</svg>

Specifications

Browser compatibilityUpdate compatibility data on GitHub

Desktop
Chrome Edge Firefox Internet Explorer Opera Safari
tref No No No ? No ?
xlink:href No No No ? No ?
Mobile
Android webview Chrome for Android Firefox for Android Opera for Android Safari on iOS Samsung Internet
tref No No No ? ? No
xlink:href No No No ? ? No

See also

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Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License v2.5 or later.
https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/SVG/Element/tref