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Re: SVG 1.2 - 3.2.1 editable

From: Peter Sorotokin <psorotok@adobe.com>
Date: Sun, 21 Mar 2004 20:34:37 -0800
To: Dean Jackson <dean@w3.org>, Jim Ley <jim@jibbering.com>
Cc: www-svg@w3.org
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At 02:35 PM 3/22/2004 +1100, Dean Jackson wrote:

>On Sat 20 Mar 2004, Jim Ley wrote:
> > The editable attribute is a very useful feature, currently though what
> > happens to the child elements of flowDiv's when they are edited isn't 
> clear.
>With <text editable="true">Hi <tspan class="name">Jim</tspan>!</text>
>we currently plan to flatten everything into a single node (and thus
>lose the styling information).
>Yes, this is nasty, but the feature is really for simple text editing,
>not complex text editing (think HTML <input type="text">).
>So, it <flowRoot> should follow the same pattern.

Dean, I think what we decided is that editable behavior won't change the 
DOM structure of the editable text (i.e. it won't create/destroy elements, 
etc.), not that it will flatten everything. So you can add support for more 
complex on to of that.

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