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Re: SVG12: Text Layout vs Scripting

From: Jon Ferraiolo <jon.ferraiolo@adobe.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2005 07:33:58 -0800
To: Thomas DeWeese <Thomas.DeWeese@Kodak.com>
Cc: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>, www-svg@w3.org
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At 06:21 AM 1/12/2005, Thomas DeWeese wrote:
    My point is that if you already have the code to make forceRedraw
>work.  Which would be as you say, to first force a full update of the
>DOM, and then update the display, there is no reason not to have
>getBBox first check a dirty bit (is the DOM for this node up to date?)
>and if not bring the DOM up to date using the same code as is in the
>first step of forceRedraw.

Yes, Thomas, I agree that this is way user agents must behave. getBBox() 
needs to work correctly whenever it is called. You don't need a 
forceRedraw() to ensure that the DOM returns reliable results.

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