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From Rick Winscot <rick.wins...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Flex Text Formatting suggestion
Date Wed, 04 Jan 2012 22:31:14 GMT
Lionel,

I have a functional example that does some rudimentary HTML parsing and uses AS3 instead of
JavaScript for scripting. The example handles just about anything in script, dynamic css,
etc. The only thing it doesn't do is declarative parsing.

http://bit.ly/tRLTXF

Cheers,

Rick Winscot 


On Wednesday, January 4, 2012 at 5:21 PM, Alex Harui wrote:

> Using Flex to render HTML/CSS as been thought to be a ton of work, but could
> definitely happen with community support. I have an old prototype on my
> blog that I've been refactoring in my spare time.
> 
> 
> -- 
> Alex Harui
> Flex SDK Team
> Adobe Systems, Inc.
> http://blogs.adobe.com/aharui
> 
> 
> On 1/4/12 2:03 PM, "Lionel Andre Pierre" <lionel@pierresolutions.com (mailto:lionel@pierresolutions.com)>
wrote:
> 
> > Please forgive if this is out of turn or place, it seems people are making
> > suggestions about the work they would like to see done on Flex and I would
> > like to contribute.
> > 
> > I've used Flex for about 5 years and always found text formatting to be
> > difficult and limited.
> > 
> > 
> > I would like to see as an alternative to TLF (Text Layout Framework).
> > 
> > Flex could benefit from some development geared toward correctly displaying
> > HTML/CSS formatted text.
> > 
> > 
> > The reasons behind this are:
> > 
> > 1. Flex applications could more easily tap into content that is being
> > shared through traditional web pages.
> > 
> > 2. HTML/CSS knowledge could be leveraged against Flex instead of the
> > TLF approach which cannot be used anywhere else (AFAIK)
> > 
> > 3. The MX Text Components were heading that way (with the HTMLText
> > properties) but the implementation was never up to par, I hope something can
> > be done there. 
> > 
> > Lionel 
> > 


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