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Re: SVG 1.2 Comment: 4 Flowing text and graphics

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Tue, 02 Nov 2004 11:01:34 -0600
Message-ID: <4187BD6E.2050500@mit.edu>
To: Jon Ferraiolo <jon.ferraiolo@adobe.com>
CC: www-svg@w3.org

Jon Ferraiolo wrote:
> As Peter Sorotokin has pointed out, Adobe has learned through 
> implementation experience that SVG 1.2 flowable text has good 
> compatibility with XHTML, CSS, and XSL-FO. We have succeeded in creating 
> a single text engine that addresses all markup combinations.

I'm sorry, but I do have a concern about this.  This point has been raised 
numerous times in this thread.  When Ian asked whether this engine was available 
for testing, he was told (paraphrase, not quote) "not really".  When he pointed 
to some basic CSS inline model tests and asked whether the engine passes them, 
he was told, (paraphrase, not quote) "I didn't bother testing with those since 
they aren't XHTML, and it doesn't matter if it doesn't -- any implementation may 
have bugs."  [Note: some of the tests are in fact XHTML.]

Given that, I'm having a certain lack of confidence in this claim... I accept 
that it's made in good faith, but I would like to know what sort of testing has 
been done to ascertain that this text engine is actually compatible with the CSS 
inline model.

-Boris
Received on Tuesday, 2 November 2004 17:01:43 UTC

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