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SVG12: editable design

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Mon, 18 Apr 2005 00:59:08 +0200
To: www-svg@w3.org
Message-ID: <4304e983.138261359@smtp.bjoern.hoehrmann.de>

Dear Scalable Vector Graphics Working Group,

  In http://www.w3.org/TR/2005/WD-SVGMobile12-20050413/text.html the
editable text feature does not seem to define how editing operations
are to be carried out. All the draft seems to say that implementations
must somehow change the "text" of elements in some magical way. In
particular, it is unclear how this interacts with descendant elements,
text selection and common user expectations.

For example, when editing a textArea and hitting the enter key, users
would commonly expect that this would cause a line break, yet under the
current definition this would yield in ending the editing mode,
horizontal white-space per the xml:space processing rules or some other
random behavior, none of which would deliver acceptable user experience.
When text elements are used as kind of form input, users would also
commonly expect that hitting enter would yield in some kind of behavior
whereas the current defitinition at best suggests that this would yield
in ending the editing mode. A third example would be when the user
selected some text and starts editing, the selection would be replaced
by the new input, what happens in SVG Tiny 1.2 seems highly unclear.

Please substantively revise this section such that this feature
gurantess acceptable user experience and that editing operations
yield in well-defined modifications to the document object model.

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