Re: Fwd: Two questions on flowed text in 1.2

On Friday, April 15, 2005, 11:58:14 PM, bulia wrote:

bb> 1. How is one supposed to affect line spacing? If this is the
bb> line-height CSS property (the most logical approach), it needs to be
bb> mentioned in the specification. Maybe I missed something but I could
bb> not find it anywhere.

bb> 2. I can understand why <flowPara>, <flowSpan> etc., unlike <text> or
bb> <tspan>, do not have x/y attributes, but what about dx/dy/rotate?
bb> Being relative, they would not conflict with the flowed text layout
bb> and would be very useful in some situations. Users will likely find it
bb> hard to understand why they can add manual kerns to regular text but
bb> not flowed text, and implementors will appreciate more consistency
bb> between regular text and flowed text which can simplify
bb> implementation.

Just to summarise the response to your specific comment, as the
discussions moved off in interesting directions but were not specific to
your original comment:

The existing line-increment property affects the line spacing for text
in an area, as Jon mentioned.

dx, dy and rotate are not available on 'text' or 'tspan' either, in SVG
Tiny 1.2, so the spec is consistent.

For richer control, see text in an area in SVG 1.2 Full once that
specification is updated. Please let us know if that does not adress
your specific comments.

 Chris Lilley          
 Chair, W3C SVG Working Group
 W3C Graphics Activity Lead
 Co-Chair, W3C Hypertext CG

Received on Thursday, 6 October 2005 12:10:29 UTC