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

Craig Ringer craig
Thu Feb 28 17:56:30 CET 2008

avox wrote:
> Hi Tim!
> As Craig already pointed out, SVG 1.2 print would be a minimum to support
> Scribus's color functions. In fact I've looked into the usability of SVG for
> Scribus myself, but there are some problems, see below. It's also very
> unlikely any application but Scribus could open such a file.

Thanks for going over the discussion Andreas. Personally I think there's 
a lot of value in using existing formats where appropriate, but I'm 
still not convinced SVG is appropriate. Possible, I'm sure, but 
practical and flexible enough (without extending it into 
not-svg-anymore) ... who knows. I do think it'd be wise to consider 
borrowing heavily from SVG where it is appropriate, though, or even 
using namespaces and embedding SVG content where appropriate. For the 
overall document, though, I do wonder if an ODF (but not ODT) derived 
format dedicated to DTP might be worth investigating.

By the way, any thoughts on why Tim might be encountering SVG exported 
from Scribus 1.3.5 as a wrapper around a raster image?

Craig Ringer

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