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SVG12: textArea vs xml:space

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Mon, 18 Apr 2005 00:59:23 +0200
To: www-svg@w3.org
Message-ID: <433ee9cd.138335000@smtp.bjoern.hoehrmann.de>

Dear Scalable Vector Graphics Working Group,

  In http://www.w3.org/TR/2005/WD-SVGMobile12-20050413/text.html it is
proposed that text and textArea element imply xml:space="preserved" when
they are editable. This is a poor proposal as it is guranteed to yield
in undesired side-effects. Authors would have to be careful to include
white-space in a way that does not yield in unreasonable rendering, and,
probably worse, dynamically making an element (un)editable would likely
cause strange changes to the text. To prevent this, authors would have
to use xml:space="preserve" themselves in which case this inconsistent
default is useless anyway. Please change the draft such that this re-
quirement is removed and that it is clearly pointed out why authors
might want to set xml:space="preserve".

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