Re: What is SVGGraphicsElement.getBBox() expected to return for textPaths and tspans?

Hi Kari,

> On 15 Jan 2016, at 6:15 PM, Kari Pihkala <> wrote:
> 2016-01-14 23:36 GMT+02:00 Nikos Andronikos
> <>:
>> To answer your first question, for getBBox() on textPath and tspan, the
>> expected result is the bounding box of the glyphs within the respective
>> textPath or tspan element.
> The bounding box calculation of text elements uses the terms "glyph
> cell" and "full glyph cell". I assume textPath and tspan also uses
> them.
> Can you add clear definitions for "glyph cell" and "full glyph cell"
> to the spec? Thay haven’t been defined anywhere and there has been
> some confusion what they mean [1][2].

I agree these terms need a clear definition.
I’ve added the topic to the agenda for the upcoming F2F.

> Thanks,
> Kari
> [1]

> [2]


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