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Re: SVG 1.2 Comment: 4 Flowing text and graphics

From: Jim Ley <jim@jibbering.com>
Date: Sun, 7 Nov 2004 11:51:41 -0000
To: www-svg@w3.org
Message-ID: <cml28t$5c0$1@sea.gmane.org>

"David Woolley" <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk> wrote in message 
>> We want the transformation from semantic to presentational to happen at 
>> the
>> latest possible level, client-side SVG is that level - hence the need for 
>> a
>> known text-wrapping algorithm.
> You don't need a known transformation for that.  You only need a known
> transformation if you have already applied the transformation and checked
> it visually at the authoring side.

There is no authoring side, the transformation is done in the client, this 
is so that we can deliver semantic mark-up to the client, however this 
prevents us from pre-computing the rendering.

> If you completely delegate to the
> client, you shouldn't care about the details of the rendering.

That would appear to be an argument for no SVG at all, the reasons for a 
mark-up language for graphics is because it's more efficient on a number of 
different levels, and can have semantic and accessibility information tied 
into it.  We do care about details of the rendering, that's why we're using 
a final form graphics language, but that does require consistency.

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