[Scribus] Comment about object tag names and xml file format

Pierre Marchand capparis
Wed Feb 27 09:32:26 CET 2008

Vous avez ?crit?:
> Hi All,
> I wanted to comment on and get feedback from any developers lurking on
> object tag names and the associated xml elements in the 1.3.5 file
> format.
> I'm interested in developing a web-based tool that can manipulate
> Scribus docs and their XML like file structure. I would be programming
> it in PHP which has useful utilities for handling XML objects and can
> make OO objects out of XML elements. Basically the application would
> make use of predefined Scribus "Spec Ads" that can be customized via a
> web form that changes the text of tagged text elements in Scribus docs.
> Currently you can give objects a name in the properties box, but it does
> not appear to actually label or "id" the associated element within the
> file. For example, I create a text element and assign it the name of
> "tagline" in the properties box, I would expect that when I save the
> document and look at it's source code, the associated itext element
> would have an attribute named "id" with a value of "tagline". This would
> then allow me to in PHP to do a getElementById("tagline") and then have
> an object with the property "CH" which would contain the text that I
> could then manipulate.
> Thoughts?
> Thanks,
> Tim Boyden

Hi Tim,

There is the "ANNAME" attribute of the parent "PAGEOBJECT" element of 
the "ITEXT" element (I somehow like/hate XML ;-) )  representing the 
TexfFrame which would be enough to get reach the acrual text content, no?

Pierre Marchand

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