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SVG [WAS RE: Screen readers - usage stats?]

From: Scarlett Julian <Julian.Scarlett@sheffield.gov.uk>
Date: Mon, 19 Apr 2004 09:05:15 +0100
Message-ID: <92EDB2FD9A725A478A251D9049E76AFC10C04D@msmxs01.sheffield.gov.uk>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org


>>Whilst SVG does give special prominence to text, it doesn't 
>>allow for structuring that text at any level beyond a 
>>consecutive run of text,

>Or specifically, tiny runs of text, since it has no word-wrap,
>and just as with PCL and other page layout stuff, there is neither
>structure nor sequence to its XML based format. This makes it extremely
>hard to reliably abstract the text from the source document in a reasonable

>For a reader not admiring the beauty of the visuals, perhaps just wanting
>to abstract the textual information, its of little utility. 

Thanks to both of you for pointing this out. It seems I have been working under the misguided impression that
because SVG was XML it would be relatively easy to extract textual info supporting the image :-(

Back to the drawing board eh?


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