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Subject: Re: [docbook-apps] SVG Documentation error ?

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Nicolas Pillot" <nicolas.pillot@polymtl.ca>
To: <docbook-apps@lists.oasis-open.org>
Sent: Sunday, February 08, 2004 3:13 PM
Subject: [docbook-apps] SVG Documentation error ?

>  Hello
>    Making some tests with inline and extern SVG files, i think i found a
>  little error. As far as i think Bob may be concerned, i'll post it here.
>    Following the documentation (lean and mean documentation i think :-), i
>  wanted to use an extern SVG file in a DocBook document which stated :
>      <mediaobject id="CirclesPicture">
>       <imageobject role="fop">
>        <imagedata format="SVG"  fileref="svg-extern-circles.svg"/>
>       </imageobject>
>       <imageobject role="html">
>        <imagedata format="PNG"  fileref="svg-extern-circles.png"/>
>       </imageobject>
>      </mediaobject>
>   When transforming with xalan-j (2.5.2), docbookx.dtd (4.2) and
>   (1.64.1) to FO, it generates :
> <fo:external-graphic src="url(svg-extern-circles.png)" width="auto"
> height="auto" content-width="auto" content-height="auto"/>
>   Which i thought was a automatic conversion with Batik (1.5, installed
>   That was not really expected and i tried to change the docbook source to
> <imageobject role="fo">
>    <imagedata format="SVG"  fileref="svg-extern-circles.svg"/>
> </imageobject>
>   The very same conversion produced the following code :
> <fo:external-graphic src="url(svg-extern-circles.svg)" width="auto"
> height="auto" content-width="auto" content-height="auto"/>
>   So this time the extern SVG file was referenced.
>   I am not sure this isn't a side effect of some mis-configuratio of mine,
>   so i ask here about it. And if it is an error, well that won't degrade
>   the quality of Bob's paper :)

Yes, it is an error.  The example should be role="fo".
I'll add it to the book's errata sheet
and fix it in the next edition.

Thanks for letting me (and everyone else) know.

Bob Stayton
Sagehill Enterprises
DocBook Consulting

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