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re: New draft of SVG 1.2 released

From: Fred P. <fprog26@hotmail.com>
Date: Fri, 14 Nov 2003 05:42:23 -0500
To: dean@w3.org, www-svg@w3.org
Message-ID: <BAY10-F121O0aAGgWtp00006a6c@hotmail.com>


Hi everyone,

One of the problem I still with SVG 1.2 is the fact that it focus
on "3.1 Text Wrapping" instead of "object wrapping".

This is a major issue, in the sense that we cannot have "justified" graphics
only justified text.

Basically, it would be much better if we could justify <text> or <g> or 
<use> tags

Section "3.1.11 The flowImage element" suggest that this would be possible,
I would really appreciate to see "classical" textual document display aka 
Word-style in SVG.

Things like this:

<pre>

-----------------------------------
--------------------------[.......]
--------------------------[.......]
--Justified-Text----------[.......]
--with image align right--[.......]
--------------------------[.......]
-----------------------------------
-----------------------------------
-----------------------------------

../\..-ligned text with-capital----
./__\.-paragraph letter on 3 lines-
/....\-like in some textbooks------
-----------------------------------

Centered images one after the other on different lines

................
....[--1--]....
......[2]......
...[---3---]...
................
..[--1--][2]..
...[---3---]...
................

Such examples should be easy enough to generate
I was expecting something like:

justify 'both' 'left' 'center' 'right' 'none'
interline '1.0' '1.5' '2.0' ...

<flowdiv justify='both'>
  <flowpara>
Some text with some images <image xlink:href='a.png'/>
and more text than a <flowline/> with some other text...
  </flowpara>
  <flowpara>
Did you saw this cat <image xlink:href='cat.png'/> ? <flowline/>
  </flowpara>
</flowdiv>

A syntax that would allow such thing with a bit more tags is okay
as long as it does not require extensive transformation or calculation,
such that it would not be prohibitive for normal cases.

It should be a no brainer to mismatch SVG with text with normal text flow
without requiring any emcascript again for normal cases.

</pre>


Sincerely yours,
Fred.


>The SVG Working Group has been very busy dating supermodels
>and fighting crime over the past few months. However, we figured
>it was about time to take a few minutes from our jetset lifestyle
>to release a new draft of SVG 1.2.
>http://www.w3.org/TR/SVG12/   (the Paris edition)

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