[Webkit-unassigned] [Bug 15477] New: <textPath> is missing 'spacing' & 'method' support

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Fri Oct 12 08:17:17 PDT 2007


           Summary: <textPath> is missing 'spacing' & 'method' support
           Product: WebKit
           Version: 522+ (nightly)
          Platform: Macintosh
        OS/Version: Mac OS X 10.4
            Status: NEW
          Severity: Normal
          Priority: P3
         Component: SVG
        AssignedTo: webkit-unassigned at lists.webkit.org
        ReportedBy: zimmermann at kde.org

As the title says, two textPath attributes are not handled.
I'm not sure about the importance of these:

- spacing seems a bit ridicolous to me.

A value of exact indicates that the glyphs should be rendered exactly according
to the spacing rules as specified in Text on a path layout rules.

A value of auto indicates that the user agent should use text-on-a-path layout
algorithms to adjust the spacing between glyphs in order to achieve visually
appealing results.

Please define visually appealing results. IMHO our current way to always use
"exact" makes more sense. I don't see the need for this setting, and I wouldn't
know how to implement it better in "auto" mode.

- 'method' seems interessting to support

Batik ignores this at the moment, AFAIK only Opera implements this.
Any comments on the need of these? Otherwhise I'd just postpone this.

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