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Re: [SVGMobile12] SVGT12-207: 'line-increment' redundant

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Tue, 21 Mar 2006 22:56:16 +0000 (UTC)
To: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Cc: www-svg@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0603212251270.8001@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

On Tue, 21 Mar 2006, Chris Lilley wrote:
> > 
> > I strongly object to the introduction of the property 
> > 'line-increment'. It is redundant with the preexisting W3C property 
> > 'line-height' used by XSL and CSS.
> 
> [No.]
>
> Please let us know shortly if this explanation does not satisfy you.

It does not. As I have said multiple times, I strongly disagree with SVG 
adding these features, because they are redundant with existing W3C 
technologies.

For example, one could do:

   <svg:foreignObject width="..." height="...">
      <html:p>...</html:p>
   </svg:foreignObject>

...to obtain high-quality self-wrapping text that uses all of CSS' 
features (and equivalent markup can be written for workflows that use 
XSL). If the SVG WG still insists on wanting to add their own version of 
text flow (which would be at least the third time the W3C invented such a 
system), then please clearly indicate my disagreement (along with the 
disagreement of the numerous other people who have complained about this) 
on your report to the director.

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