W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > www-svg@w3.org > November 2007

[Bug 5253] Allow "Inline Glyphs" As Shapes

From: <bugzilla@wiggum.w3.org>
Date: Tue, 06 Nov 2007 04:49:18 +0000
CC:
To: www-svg@w3.org
Message-Id: <E1IpGNK-0007OI-Kz@wiggum.w3.org>

http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=5253

           Summary: Allow "Inline Glyphs" As Shapes
           Product: SVG
           Version: SVG 1.2 Full
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: Windows XP
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: Fonts
        AssignedTo: schepers@w3.org
        ReportedBy: schepers@w3.org
         QAContact: www-svg@w3.org


There is a good case for allowing a child element that defines character
information (a la glyphs) for its parent (or sibling) shape, making it an
ad-hoc glyph.  It would be rendered in all user agents, and for those that
support this functionality, it would also impart textual information.  The
shape would be selectable just as text.  It would be easier to author than the
equivalent SVG Font, and though it wouldn't have all the functionality, it
would still be useful even in UAs that do both.  Think of it as alt-text for a
shape.
Received on Tuesday, 6 November 2007 04:49:24 GMT

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.1 : Friday, 8 March 2013 15:54:38 GMT