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Re: Comments on SVG 1.2 from a Gecko developer

From: Jim Ley <jim@jibbering.com>
Date: Fri, 9 Jul 2004 00:14:48 +0100
To: www-svg@w3.org
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"Robert O'Callahan" <robert@ocallahan.org> wrote in message 
>>> No. Just make the CSS property refer to SVG elements by ID. Use 
>>> something like "flow-shape: shape(#myshape, exclude(#cutout))".
>>And we would use be able to use this in XHTML user agents?
> Sure, at least those that support SVG too.

So really it would be an SVG specific part of CSS - a sort of CSS SVG 

> You could have non-CSS syntax to express the same thing.

Right, that's what we've got... in the flowText proposals, I'm missing 
something now.  so you're actually complaining that there isn't a CSS 
representation of the current SVG flowText system - I'm sure people could 
knock one up, I'm just not really sure of the value?

>>Could you give an example of the syntax used to animate a flow-shape 
>>property in a CSS stylesheet?
> Use the CSS property I mentioned above, and then animate the SVG element 
> however you wish.

So you couldn't animate which element described the flowText was contained 
in, you could only animate the element itself, that's rather less flexible, 
and would mean you could re-use the region describing the shape across 
multiple elements if you want to animate them, I'm not sure this is a good 

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