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Re: [Rendering Order] Some early feedback

From: Dr. Olaf Hoffmann <Dr.O.Hoffmann@gmx.de>
Date: Mon, 26 Oct 2009 14:00:47 +0200
To: www-svg@w3.org
Message-Id: <200910261300.48347.Dr.O.Hoffmann@gmx.de>
Ruud Steltenpool:
>-having z-indexes breaks the clean readability of SVG content
>-it also introduces the problems we had when we still had line numbers 
>in programming languages instead of in (their) editors:  when you want 
>to insert something in between 1 and 2, you need to either:
>   =renumber at least one, maybe thousands
>    =use fractional numbers (where rounding errors can introduce 
>surprises, next to even worse (less quick) readability)

It can be used to improve the readability, understandability and
acessibility of documents as well, for example if the source
code is ordered in such a way, that the alternative text presentation
is understandable.
Currently authors have to order the elements in such a way, that
the painters model results a meaningful graphical representation -
or they have to use this tricky thing with use and the animation of
the xlink:href to reorder the elements for the graphical representation.
However the painters model approach can result in very confusing order 
of title/desc-combinations of different elements ;o)

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