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ISSUE-2046 (negative_startoffset): Allow negative startOffset for textPath elements [SVG Full 1.2]

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Date: Tue, 2 Sep 2008 12:12:32 +0000 (GMT)
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ISSUE-2046 (negative_startoffset): Allow negative startOffset for textPath elements [SVG Full 1.2]

http://www.w3.org/Graphics/SVG/WG/track/issues/2046

Raised by: Erik Dahlström
On product: SVG Full 1.2

A negative value for the startOffset attribute can sometimes be useful, as can be seen in the example here:

  http://srufaculty.sru.edu/david.dailey/svg/newstuff/textpath1.svg

If negative startOffset values are supported the text appears to continously scroll along the curve. However, such values are "in error" according to SVG 1.1, and the "lacuna" value is 0 (which is what Opera 9.5 uses in this case). I see no technical problems with allowing negative startOffset values.

Negative values are allowed in ASV.
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