RE: SVG --> HTML/TXT for searching and accessibility

> I'm pleased to announce an online service to extract the
> text and metadata from SVG files and output the results
> as either text or HTML.
> I was truely amazed at how easy this was - it seriously
> took about an hour (and that was mostly playing with the CSS
> stylesheet).

Issues: (I'd done this previously for WAI).

Visual reading order verses text reading order.
Top left to bottom right?
  Do a sort on desc elements using x, y coords.

What about a two column class of layout?

What about diagrams produced using graphical tools, where elements
are added (almost) randomly? The reading order makes little sense then.

Unless the document ordering is addressed by the author, the text
produced is often more confusing than helpful.

Regards DaveP


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