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Re: SVG 1.2 Comment: Flowing text and graphics

From: Thomas DeWeese <Thomas.DeWeese@Kodak.com>
Date: Wed, 01 Dec 2004 11:19:35 -0500
Message-ID: <41ADEF17.0@Kodak.com>
To: Philippe Lhoste <PhiLho@GMX.net>
CC: Peter Sorotokin <psorotok@adobe.com>, Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>, www-svg@w3.org

>> At 01:11 PM 11/30/2004 -0600, Boris Zbarsky wrote:

>>>   If not, perhaps you _should_ calculate the shape instead of forcing 
>>> every UA implementor to have code to do so?

> Peter Sorotokin wrote:

>> There are more users than user agent implementors. And implementation 
>> is not hard.

Philippe Lhoste wrote:

> Again, that is the problem of hand-coding SVG vs. tool generated one. 
> With a good authoring tool, you can compute unions, intersections, etc. 
> of shapes, so there is no real need of these operations. But for 
> hand-coding, these operations are really useful.

   Peter is right, it is important to note that the handling of exclude
regions essentially "drops out" of the normal flow region handling
code.  The extra work involved for the UA is almost trivial.  In
particular it _does_not_ require the UA to general region subtraction.
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