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Re: SVG 1.2 Comment: 4 Flowing text and graphics

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Sat, 6 Nov 2004 22:25:30 +0000 (GMT)
Message-Id: <200411062225.iA6MPUD01764@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: www-svg@w3.org

> 	1) You assume that all the content originates on the server.
> 	   I can see environment where several sources of information
>             are combined on the client.

If you don't fully control the content, you cannot know that even
the best layout algorithm won't fail for it, so you shouldn't care
about implementation differences.

>     What about a family tree collaborative environment where clients
> can add new people drag boxes out, arrange them, put names in the
> boxes.  They still don't want the text to 'rewrap' for the next
> person, losing a line of description.

Then fix the line breaks, or use a data format that is more semantic.

>     There are outs for this case.  Also remember in SVG the typical way
> to get larger text size is to simply zoom in - an option that isn't
> really available in most (any?) HTML browsers.

Zooming tends to imply scrolling, which is generally a nuisance.
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