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Re: Fwd: Two questions on flowed text in 1.2

From: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 18 Apr 2005 15:02:04 +0200
Message-ID: <1258513740.20050418150204@w3.org>
To: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Cc: www-svg@w3.org

On Sunday, April 17, 2005, 6:52:02 PM, David wrote:

>> Inkscape is a general-purpose vector editor with SVG as the native
>> format. Therefore we do not really have any preferences as to how

DW> Standard SVG may need the ability to reflow user entered text, but
DW> there won't be a human designer in the loop, so any attempt to make
DW> complex containers look pretty is likely to fail.

I note that Inscape has exactly that facility, to enter flowed text,
tweak, and the programmatically convert to fixed text. I can imagine
designers finding this very handy for automatically creating, manually
adjusting, and then fixing a particular layout.

On the other hand, for example when making a template that will be
filled in with customized text taken from a database, there cannot be a
human in the loop and the designer can't fix it ahead of time.

 Chris Lilley                    mailto:chris@w3.org
 Chair, W3C SVG Working Group
 W3C Graphics Activity Lead
Received on Monday, 18 April 2005 13:02:07 UTC

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