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RE: SVG 1.2 Comment: 4 Flowing text and graphics

From: Doug Schepers <doug@schepers.cc>
Date: Sun, 7 Nov 2004 18:36:49 -0500
To: "'David Woolley'" <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>, <www-svg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <20041107233650.9015D13DA24@sack.dreamhost.com>

Hi, David -

Thanks for the reply. I understand that there may be many ways to achieve
the effect of line-wrapping, but the one that the SVG WG has proposed seems
logical and doesn't look like it would be very computationally expensive.
What do we lose by having the explicitly defined algorithm?

One reason to have it is that if authors can understand exactly how it
works, they will know what to expect on every client, and it may even help
them with authoring. And again, I don't understand what harm it does to have
it explicitly defined.

Regards-
-Doug

David Woolley wrote:
| 
| > Are you objecting to textflow in SVG in general, or the 
| presence of an 
| > explicit line-breaking algorithm to do so?
| 
| I'm saying that you don't need an explicit algorithm, 
| because, in the cases where an explicit algorithm would help, 
| there would be enough information to permit an explicit layout.
| 
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