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SVG DOM methods for rendering text [RE: agenda, 28 April 2011 SVG WG telcon]

From: David Dailey <ddailey@zoominternet.net>
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2011 21:22:27 -0400
To: "'Cameron McCormack'" <cam@mcc.id.au>, <www-svg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <003001cc060b$e71790f0$b546b2d0$@net>
>From the minutes I see the following:


" ed: I wrote it. This was checking SVG DOM methods for measuring
   text. It would be good to have WOF fonts for the test. Pending on
   Chris to check in the font."

As long as you're looking into measuring text, could you also look at 
http://srufaculty.sru.edu/david.dailey/svg/top-align.htm 

The question is "can we make top aligned text that fits up snug against a top line?" even if we use script?

My experiments at http://srufaculty.sru.edu/david.dailey/svg/TopAlignBrowsers.png suggest that it isn't easy. I'm not convinced it's possible under the methods currently given in the spec, though I'd be delighted to be proven wrong.

Cheers
David

-----Original Message-----
From: www-svg-request@w3.org [mailto:www-svg-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Cameron McCormack
Sent: Thursday, April 28, 2011 5:40 PM
To: www-svg@w3.org
Subject: Re: agenda, 28 April 2011 SVG WG telcon

Minutes from the telcon below:

[snip]
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