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Re: Towards resolution of SVG 1.2 Flowing text

From: Robin Berjon <robin.berjon@expway.fr>
Date: Wed, 03 Nov 2004 10:21:59 +0100
Message-ID: <4188A337.80204@expway.fr>
To: Peter Sorotokin <psorotok@adobe.com>
Cc: Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org>, www-svg@w3.org

Peter Sorotokin wrote:
> At 03:58 PM 11/2/2004 -0500, Robert O'Callahan wrote:
>> Why not allow nested flowDivs to be consistent with HTML and avoid the 
>> need for flowPara?
> 
> flowDiv is more like html:body than html:div. It is an element that 
> hosts the flow, not a block-level element. Top-level flow elements 
> (html:body, svg:text, fo:flow) are normally not allowed to nest like 
> that. It is also quite different from flowPara from the implementation 
> point of view.
> 
> Maybe it should be renamed into flowBody.

I don't think flowBody would give the right idea, but maybe 
'flowSection'? Indeed flowPara is now allowed at the root level, but 
that is just shorthand for putting it into a single flowDiv, you can't 
use that to flow into a second region.

Two things I'm hearing from the feedback:

   a) the names are too close to those found in HTML while having
      different functions, this causes confusion as to the intent and
      purpose of text flow;

   b) the prose description is not sufficient to describe the intended
      rendering -- it needs expansion.

-- 
Robin Berjon
Received on Wednesday, 3 November 2004 09:22:31 UTC

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