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%descTitle on <text>

From: Jan Aarsaether <jaa@metis.no>
Date: 24 Jan 2000 15:28:04 +0100
To: www-svg@w3.org
Message-ID: <u901fmtmz.fsf@cenote.oslo.metis.no>

SVG'ers

We just noticed that <text> does not have <desc> and <title>
attributes in the latest specs (WD-SVG-19991203) we have found. Is
this an error in the specs or is it designed this way? If so, what
makes <text> so different from the other drawing elements (basic
shapes) that all have %descTitle. We could use the class attribute for
our purposes, but we would first like someone to confirm that
%descTitle is really missing from <text> and if so, why.

Thanks!

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Jan Aarsaether			jaa@metis.no
METIS GUI Development	
NCR Norge AS

PS:
We managed to work our way around the problem with missing width and
height attributes for <text>, but we're not happy with being forced to
add our own semantics 'on top of' SVG solve a problem SVG should IOHO
support natively. Such limitations might threaten the universal
adoption, and thus success, of SVG! What a shame if SVG was reduced to
just-another-graphics format on the web :-<
Received on Monday, 24 January 2000 09:34:00 GMT

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