[Ambulant-users] fit="fill" for text containers

jose at multimedia4everyone.com jose at multimedia4everyone.com
Mon Jul 4 20:25:14 CEST 2011

That's cool, thanks for the notice. I was thinking when fit="fill" is 
implemented how it easy it would be to use different languages 
and keep the layout.

Kees, I put up a panZoom and switch theora/webm video example. 
Maybe you can use it for testing these features.

No prefetching:


Thanks for making SMIL better,

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: [Ambulant-users] fit="fill" for text containers
From: Kees Blom <Kees.Blom at cwi.nl>
Date: Mon, July 04, 2011 8:40 am
To: Kees Blom <Kees.Blom at cwi.nl>
Cc: "<jose at multimedia4everyone.com>" <jose at multimedia4everyone.com>, 
 "Jack Jansen" <Jack.Jansen at cwi.nl>,
ambulant-users at ambulantplayer.org


I just updated the bug report and lowered its priority, meaning that we
can't incorporate a final solution for it
before next distribution. Added to the bug report:

"The Smil 3.0 fit attribute has not been implemented for smilText on any
That it seems to work in AmbulantPlayer (windows) and AmbulantPlayer_qt
is caused by the fact that these platforms use the (internal)
and that it has a bug not to show all linefeeds as specified by <br/>
elements in the smilText example,
so that the text just fits."

Kees Blom. 

On Mar 26, 2011, at 7:34 PM, Kees Blom wrote:

> Jose,
> thank you for the zip, I've added it to the bug report (source only, jpeg results omitted because of 256K upload limit).
> I agree with Jack that it your idea may fit the SMIL spec, since there is another remark in that document (end of sect. 8.3.1):
> "Layout and Rendering Consequences of smilText
> In terms of visual behavior, the value of the fit attribute will determine clipping behavior of the text. Since not all user agents may be expected to dynamically scale plain text, fit="slice" will be the expected default behavior with basic smilText."
> Kees Blom.
> On Mar 25, 2011, at 8:49 PM, <jose at multimedia4everyone.com> <jose at multimedia4everyone.com> wrote:
>> Kees,
>> I'm going to add fit="fill" to the example linked in the bug report for
>> easy checking.
>> And if anyone wants to try the jquery-textfill in the html page, all the
>> files related are in this zip.
>> http://www.multimedia4everyone.com/will_rogers/fit-fill-test.zip
>> It's pretty cool to add text and it automatically fit, HTML5 should have
>> this feature.
>> Jose Ramirez
>> -------- Original Message --------
>> Subject: Re: [Ambulant-users] fit="fill" for text containers
>> From: Kees Blom <Kees.Blom at cwi.nl>
>> Date: Thu, March 24, 2011 7:23 am
>> To: "<jose at multimedia4everyone.com>" <jose at multimedia4everyone.com>
>> Cc: "Jack Jansen" <Jack.Jansen at cwi.nl>,
>> ambulant-users at ambulantplayer.org
>> Hi Jose,
>> I have this identified as a bug in the firefox plugin for Linux which is
>> based on AmbulantPlayer for gtk deskop
>> that also show the problem. AmbulantPlayer for qt does not show the
>> problem. For the issue I've opened a bug report:
>> https://sourceforge.net/tracker/?func=detail&aid=3240870&group_id=91457&atid=597222
>> Thank you for your interest in Ambulant.
>> Kees Blom.

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