[Scribus] Comment about object tag names and xml file format
Mon Mar 3 18:32:46 CET 2008
> So what do you think of this changes to Scribus:
> 1) Allow content of textframes to be stored in external files (or in remote
... perhaps in an XML database like eXist ... ? Scribus can access the
database via XMLRPC/SOAP and the content of a textframe could be defined
as XQuery statement... but OK, that's a little bit too far away :-)
> 2) Allow content of textframes to be arbitrary XML. Elements and attributes
> preserved when you save changes from Scribus.
> 3) Scribus attaches its styles to XML content via new "scribus:pstyle" and
> attributes. Where possible, CSS properties should be used for Scribus
> style properties.
> 4) When attaching XML content to a Scribus frame for the first time, Scribus
> converts CSS
> styles to Scribus styles. The text is structured into paragraphs,
> according to the "display" property.
Should be also no problem to write some XSL scripts for that.
> 8) Scribus special characters are inserted as new "<scribus:break>",
> "<scribus:field>" etc. elements.
> 9) The XML structure is only visible (and editable) in the story editor.
> Would that work for round-trip editing? The CMS would have to accept and
> preserve the new elements
> and attributes from the "scribus:" namespace. Scribus could provide a
> scribus.css which describes how
> those should be interpreted by other applications.
> What about IDs? I guess the normal "id" attribute would have to be
> translated to some "external-id" attribute to avoid clashes within the
> Scribus doc.
As you know, I always welcome everything which brings the SLA format
nearer to standard XML workflow ;-)
Perhaps it would be also possible to export styles in XML format ...?
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