SVG, Line, Symbol

Ok, so I have a symbol and a line. I want to use the symbol as the stroke of the line to create an svg. No problem, create a pattern using the symbol and set the stroke to the pattern. Seems easy enough, but no go, it doesn’t work right. The symbol needs to follow the curve of the path. As the line changes directions, the symbol needs to also change it’s direction. The symbol needs to outline the curve of the path. So, anyone have any ideas as to how to do that? That will be my research topic for tomorrow.

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