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Subject: Re: [docbook-apps] SWF file type for imagedata or videodata - Why not?

On Wed, Oct 01, 2003 at 04:12:53PM -0700, David Pratt wrote:
> I think I have asked something similar before but can't recall getting
> reply.  The swf file type does not exist as a valid file type in either
> the imagedata or videodata elements.
> I want to be able to store data of this file type within these elements.
> What is the rationale for this?
> What is the work around to this so documents will validate with this
> extension? Must be someone else out there wanting to embed Flash movies
> as well.
> Thanks in advance for any replies.

For validation, you need to add to the list of notations
supported by the DTD.  You can extend the list yourself
in the internal subset of the DTD.  In your docbook file:

<!DOCTYPE book PUBLIC etc. [
<!ENTITY % local.notation.class "| SWF">

In your imagedata or videodata element, add a
format attribute:


Then you need to customize the stylesheet to update
the template named 'is.graphic.format' to accept
your format string:

xsl:template name="is.graphic.format">
  <xsl:param name="format"></xsl:param>
  <xsl:if test="$format = 'SVG'
                or $format = 'PNG'
                or $format = 'JPG'
                or $format = 'JPEG'
                or $format = 'linespecific'
                or $format = 'GIF'
                or $format = 'GIF87a'
                or $format = 'GIF89a'
                or $format = 'BMP'
                or $format = 'SWF'">1</xsl:if>

If you use videoobject, then the HTML output
will be <embed>.  If you use imageobject, then
the HTML output will be <img>.

I'm not sure what happens after that.   8^)


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