[Scribus] Google Summer of Code 2007

Gregory Pittman gpittman
Fri Mar 16 00:17:53 CET 2007

avox wrote:
> Steve Herrick wrote:
>> 1. If Scribus used CSS natively and was network-aware (even if that
>> only meant calling wget), then the HTML import could pull in any
>> existing web page. That means we wouldn't have to invent a workflow at
>> all: any web-based workflow would already work.
> That might well happen in a future ( 1.3.6+ ) version of Scribus. Of course
> some things will make round-trip editing impossible:
> a) different fontface models
> b) different color models
> c) more elaborate layout options in Scribus
I think there is a decided asymmetry of content. Something like the 
relationship between TIFF and JPEG. HTML is an imprecise, relative 
format that adjusts to its environment, while Scribus defines a strict 
environment, with high precision. So going from Scribus to HTML is 
feasible, though certainly requiring some significant work. Going from 
HTML to Scribus creates many problems, just like going from JPEG to TIFF 


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