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Re: Update on caret tracking

From: Richard Schwerdtfeger <schwer@us.ibm.com>
Date: Thu, 14 Apr 2011 07:49:27 -0500
To: Charles Pritchard <chuck@jumis.com>
Cc: public-canvas-api@w3.org, public-canvas-api-request@w3.org
Message-ID: <OF78E8259D.DBE1E248-ON86257872.0045C747-86257872.004671F1@us.ibm.com>

Hi Charles,

Yes, There are some oversights in the decision on the caret tracking

I looked again at the existing canvas API spec. drawing and they list
multiple baselines. I was amazed that they referred to a hanging baseline,
an ideographic baseline, and an alphabetic baseline.
We did not specify which one. That is fair. We did not specify alphabetic
baseline. This is typically what I am used to considering a baseline.


Rich Schwerdtfeger
CTO Accessibility Software Group

From:	Charles Pritchard <chuck@jumis.com>
To:	public-canvas-api@w3.org
Date:	04/13/2011 07:33 PM
Subject:	Update on caret tracking
Sent by:	public-canvas-api-request@w3.org

There's been some movement on the caret tracking proposal:

There still seems to be some confusion over the TextMetrics.baseline
which will apparently need to be "rectified by a future,
separately raised proposal that provides sufficient detail".

If there are any of you on the list that are up for reviewing the prior
proposal, and providing feedback, I'd appreciate it. I posted clarification
of the section on the bug report.

metrics . baseline
"Returns the vertical offset of the anchor point for the text that was
passed to the measureText() method"

The term -anchor point- is defined in the preceding section on textBaseline
"The textBaseline attribute's allowed keywords correspond to alignment
points in the font...
Let the anchor point be a point on the inline box, determined by the
textAlign and textBaseline values"

Here's the link to the working group decision on caret tracking, including

--- Comment #12 from Maciej Stachowiak<mjs@apple.com>  2011-04-13 21:01:16
UTC ---
Working Group Decision:

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