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   Re: [xml-dev] What are people using SVG for?

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Thomas B. Passin wrote:
> I was very happy I could use SVG and liked it much better than working with
> Postscript - although PS can do a lot more or at least it is easier to
> figure out how

I'd be interested in knowing what PS can do that SVG can't and that you'd have 
liked to see in SVG while working on those tasks.

> But SVG is missing one capability that really gets in the
> way of using it in complex applications, so far as I am concerned.  That is
> the lack of font metrics.  You cannot find out how big any piece of text is,
> so you cannot programatically line many things up, you cannot properly break
> lines, etc.  I hope that the SVG language experts have or will figure out a
> way to deal with that, because I think it is essential.

Can you tell me what you found missing from the SVGTextContentElement[0] 
interface? getComputedTextLength() could be of some help, and you should be able 
to call getBBox() on a <text> element.

Robin Berjon <robin.berjon@expway.fr>
Research Engineer, Expway        http://expway.fr/
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