Subject: embedding images in ODF
When adding an image into an ODF document using Lotus Symphony I noticed that the manifest contains the following information:
<manifest:file-entry manifest:media-type="" manifest:full-path="Pictures/2000006A00000E3F0000107325797BF2.wmf"/>
<manifest:file-entry manifest:media-type="" manifest:full-path="Pictures/2000067F0000136800001363D5B042F0.wmf"/>
Two things can be noticed here. First the file name was mangled into a GUID like structure, while that is technically unnecessary. Next, and even more amazing, is that the media-type is left unspecified. The only way I can now recognize this image as a WMF, is to use the file extension. This poses unnecessary difficulties for processing applications. Given my guess that Symphony generates conformant ODF, the spec should be adapter to require the media-type attribute when a decent value can be chosen.
- Demand that file names are not mangled when embedding into a package.
- Demand that media-types be specified whenever possible (WMF is surely possible)
Wouter van Vugt