[Scribus] Google Summer of Code 2007

Craig Bradney cbradney
Fri Mar 16 00:56:36 CET 2007

On Friday 16 March 2007 00:51:20 Gregory Pittman wrote:
> Steve Herrick wrote:
> > On 3/15/07, Gregory Pittman <gpittman at iglou.com> wrote:
> >> 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
> >> would.
> >
> > I'm not clear why this would be, if you actually treat HTML as the
> > markup language it is, and didn't try to use it for layout. HTML was
> > only ever meant to give a document structure, not design -- that's
> > what CSS is for. Scribus should have no difficulty with structured
> > documents.
> the question is, is CSS the best tool for this? One could certainly
> envision a format, and we've long awaited a more XML-compliant format

1.3.4's format is basically compliant now. The control chars are gone.


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