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Re: foreignObject authoring

From: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 20 Feb 2003 16:52:40 +0100
Message-ID: <70268612984.20030220165240@w3.org>
To: www-svg@w3.org, "Sigurd Lerstad" <sigler@bredband.no>

On Friday, February 21, 2003, 1:40:09 PM, Sigurd wrote:

SL> Hello,

SL> I'd like your opinion on something.

SL> In an svg authoring tool. How would you like support for foreignObject?

SL> Assuming support for rendering generic CSS+XML inside the <foreignObject>

That would be a nice assumption to be able to make.

SL> A tool that lets you draw a rectangle on the canvas (that is resizable
SL> later) to set the x,y,width,height of the <foreignObject>


SL> On release of the button after dragging the rectangle, should the user
SL> browse to a DTD (or Schema) and then select an element from the DTD (for
SL> example <body> or <p> if he selected a XHTML DTD), which will be the top
SL> element inside the <foreignObject>, and then he can start typing inside it.

Speaking for myself, that would be excellent.

(or schema) indeed because unless you extract and validate subtrees,
which is possible, the DTD will not cover the whole of the document.

 Chris                            mailto:chris@w3.org
Received on Thursday, 20 February 2003 10:53:30 UTC

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