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Re: Proposal: Nesting SVG Graphics Elements

From: Cameron McCormack <cam@mcc.id.au>
Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2012 18:08:41 +1100
Message-ID: <50B85B79.2080909@mcc.id.au>
To: Rik Cabanier <cabanier@gmail.com>
CC: Dirk Schulze <dschulze@adobe.com>, "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>, "steve@fenestra.com" <steve@fenestra.com>, SVG public list <www-svg@w3.org>
Rik Cabanier:
> do you think extending the box model to SVG will make it faster to render?
> As soon as you allow <rect><text>..</text></rect>, people are going to
> want that rect to fit the text.

Obviously it will take some computation to apply CSS layouts to SVG 
content, but I wouldn't want content that doesn't use it to be slower.

Whether the <rect><text>...</text></rect> syntax makes the rect fit the 
text (as I understand Doug's proposal it doesn't), it makes a lot of 
sense to me to be able to have a rectangle sized according to some text. 
  SVG diagrams now just don't respond well different fonts available, 
localised text, available space for rendering, etc.
Received on Friday, 30 November 2012 07:10:23 UTC

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