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From Alex Harui <aha...@adobe.com>
Subject Re: Flex Text Formatting suggestion
Date Wed, 04 Jan 2012 22:21:48 GMT
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> 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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