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Re: Grid In 1.2?

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Thu, 8 Jul 2004 13:52:24 +0000 (UTC)
To: Jim Ley <jim@jibbering.com>
Cc: www-svg@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.58.0407081350560.18162@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

On Thu, 8 Jul 2004, Jim Ley wrote:
>
> "Ian Hickson" <ian@hixie.ch> wrote in message
> news:Pine.LNX.4.58.0407081303320.18162@dhalsim.dreamhost.com...
> > Wouldn't putting that kind of content in SVG be equivalent to putting it
> > in XSL:FO, or PDF? I would have thought that kind of markup would be much
> > more appropriate in a semantic markup language rather than a
> > presentational language.
>
> Yet you then suggest a solution that uses a presentational language
> (display: table-cell etc.)  so I'm not exactly sure what the objection you
> have is?

My objection is to having the _content_ be in a presentational language.


> That would be in semantic languages, SVG is a rendering language so
> markup for layout is entirely appropriate, just like it's appropriate in
> SVG - but with CSS being only optional for SVG user agents, we can't
> rely on it.

My point was only that the example given seemed inappropriate for SVG.

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