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

From: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 02 Sep 2008 13:05:49 -0400
Message-ID: <48BD726D.60505@w3.org>
To: SVG Working Group WG <public-svg-wg@w3.org>

Hi, Erik-

Agreed that we should allow this.

Should we issue an errata on 1.1, since that would better reflect what
at least 1 implementation does?  Maybe that's too big a change?

In any case, we should allow that going forward.

Regards-
-Doug

SVG Working Group Issue Tracker wrote (on 9/2/08 8:12 AM):
> 
> 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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