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Re: SVG 1.2 Comment: 4 Flowing text and graphics

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Fri, 5 Nov 2004 00:19:55 +0000 (UTC)
To: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Cc: www-svg@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.61.0411050016360.8631@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

On Thu, 4 Nov 2004, Bjoern Hoehrmann wrote:
> >
> > CSS is presentation-level too, it is also defined so that the output 
> > is consistent in all implementations. But there is no reason for the 
> > consistency to be taken as far as line breaking. Why would it matter 
> > if one user saw:
> >
> >    The Springfield Nuclear
> >    Power Plant is closed for
> >    rennovation.
> >
> >...and another saw:
> >
> >   The Springfield Nuclear
> >   Power is closed
> >   for rennovation.
> >
> >...?
> 
> That should be obvious, [...]

It goes without saying that the word-wrapping would be within the 
constraints given by the author. My point is why would the author (or more 
importantly, the user) care which of the above two renderings was used, 
given that both of them fit within the constraints given by the author 
(fit inside the box, no overlapping, etc)?

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