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Re: SVG 1.2 Comment: 4 Flowing text and graphics

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Wed, 3 Nov 2004 16:26:47 +0000 (UTC)
To: Jon Ferraiolo <jon.ferraiolo@adobe.com>
Cc: Robin Berjon <robin.berjon@expway.fr>, Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>, www-svg@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.61.0411031624170.32576@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

On Tue, 2 Nov 2004, Jon Ferraiolo wrote:
> In my opinion, all of this talk about how SVG 1.2 flowing text infringes 
> on XHTML or infringes on CSS represents barking up the wrong tree. What 
> it really "infringes" on, if anything, is XSL-FO's <fo:block> and 
> <fo:inline>.

You'll notice that I've been saying the same thing about XSL:FO as I have 
been saying about SVG's proposed multiline text feature. It violates AWWW 
and WCAG, has poor accessibility, and semantic markup styled with CSS is a 
much better model which should have been used instead.

It's also worth noting that XSL:FO is not supported by any Web browser.

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