Jun 30 2016
Quoted Text Turning of boxes with labels sounds very limiting.
Is this embedded HTML something we should expect to increasingly see from other SVG editors, or is this a peculiarity of draw.io's implementation? How widely supported is draw.io's version of SVG+HTML in other SVG rendering environments?
draw.io uses foreign objects (FO) to embed arbitrary HTML labels within SVG shapes. It's partly to allow users a wide scope of flexibility as to what they can create within a shape, but a lot of the reason is to give us word wrapping, which is very hard in native SVG text.