[whatwg] Including HTML more directly into SVG

Elliott Sprehn esprehn at gmail.com
Tue Sep 11 11:29:19 PDT 2012

On Tue, Sep 11, 2012 at 9:09 AM, Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage at gmail.com> wrote:
> ...
>> The paragraph and span concept in SVG
>> wouldn't be the same thing so it's not an antipattern. You would have
>> to specify some kind of x/y coordinate and the width since SVG doesn't
>> have a flow concept so there would be nothing to size or place
>> against.
> No, all you have to do is define SVG positioning as being a slight
> diff from absolute positioning.  Then all the sizing just falls out.

Can you explain this? I don't understand how we decide the width of an
html element as the containing block is the <svg> element. Are you
saying we default to shrink wrap? Also, how does your proposal address
flowing text inside of a <path>?

A strawman of the JSON spec rewritten with your proposal would be useful.

- E

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