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From: Pawson, David <DPawson@rnib.org.uk>
Date: Tue, 1 Feb 2000 08:27:03 -0000
Message-ID: <39B19660C174D311BB9000A0C9E01C3F08F85A@corfu.rnib.org.uk>
To: "'www-svg@w3.org'" <www-svg@w3.org>
Newly subscribed, I'm Dave Pawson, AC for RNIB,
http://www.rnib.org.uk
and very new to SVG, so please excuse my inexperience.
I'm trying to convert an XML file to (amongst other media),
a graphic format for visual presentation. The DTD is for 
a process map, using well known flow-chart type symbols.
I'm using the IBM SVGView v0.3c 12/08/1999.
A need I have recognised very early on is that of wrapping
text within a constrained area, usually a rect.

Since I'm using XSLT to convert to SVG, I have no idea of
the size of the text content of an element, so direct coding
of SVG is not an option.

Questions:
1. is there any way to do this today?
2. If not, have the group considered adding a 'constrained' 
text element / attribute to provide this functionality?


TIA for any help.

DaveP
Received on Tuesday, 1 February 2000 03:27:56 GMT

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