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Re: SVG12: textArea vs xml:space

From: bulia byak <buliabyak@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 18 Apr 2005 08:41:25 -0300
Message-ID: <3c78ff03050418044125e336af@mail.gmail.com>
To: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Cc: www-svg@w3.org

On 4/17/05, Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net> wrote:
> 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".

I second this. It's never a good idea to selectively override the
standard expected behavior, especially if it  is defined outside of
SVG (as is xml:space). So please remove this requirement.

bulia byak
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