method

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The method attribute indicates the method by which text should be rendered along the path of a <textPath> element.

Only one element is using this attribute: <textPath>

textPath

For <textPath>, method indicates the method by which text should be rendered along the path.

Value align | stretch
Default value align
Animatable Yes
align
This value indicates that the characters should be rendered so that they are not stretched or warped. The characters are rotated, scaled and stretched when they are rendered. As a result, for fonts with connected characters (e.g. cursive fonts), the connections may not align properly when text is rendered along the path.
stretch
This value indicates that the character outlines will be converted into paths, and then stretched and possibly warped. With this approach, connected characters, such as in cursive fonts, will maintain their connections.

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) 2
The definition of 'method' in that specification.
Candidate Recommendation Described the stretch value in more detail.
Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) 1.1 (Second Edition)
The definition of 'method' in that specification.
Recommendation Initial definition

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