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Re: SVG 1.2 Comment: 4 Flowing text and graphics

From: Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org>
Date: Mon, 01 Nov 2004 16:39:17 -0500
Message-ID: <4186AD05.8000408@ocallahan.org>
To: www-svg@w3.org

>Again, the only overlap that I see here is line breaking (which even for 
>rectangular shapes is not fully specified in CSS: not where you can break, 
>nor how you determine when exactly to break - and given resistance from 
>existing implementations - that part of CSS is unlikely to ever be fully 
>specified IMHO).
>Moreover, SVG WG specifically defined line 
>breaking in such a way that it is compatible with CSS and a single engine 
>can be used to do line breaking for both specs
You seem to be arguing that CSS engines both *can* and *cannot* use the 
same line breaking code for SVG and CSS.

Anyway, I assure you that changing line breaking behaviour within 
reasonable limits is not a problem for Mozilla; we've done it before and 
we'll do it again. It doesn't appear to be something that Web authors 
make strong assumptions about. We'd be happy to accomodate SVG in this 
area. Though for the sake of future enhancements (hyphenation, etc) it 
would help if there was a standard way to decide where exact SVG rules 
were required, via a style property or some rule about SVG documents.


Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org>
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