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Subject: Re: [office] SVG Issues and Opportunities

Welcome Doug,

On 10/15/09 05:52, Doug Schepers wrote:
> Hi, ODF Folks-
> Please allow me to introduce myself: I'm Doug Schepers, W3C Team Contact 
> for the SVG and WebApps Working Groups.  I've joined the ODF TC to help 
> with the integration of SVG, which I hope is a goal with broad sympathy 
> in this group.  I sent a long message to office-comment [1] about the 
> benefits of this for both ODF and SVG (and Rick Jelliffe sent a much 
> more succinct one [2]).
> The SVG WG realizes that this is not a one-way street.  If there is 
> missing functionality in SVG that prevents it from being suitable, or 
> confusion in how best to integrate SVG, then we will work on that on our 
> side (I'm the editor of 2 specs that might be of interest in this 
> regard, SVG Integration and SVG Connectors).

Great. Thank you.
> One specific challenge in the way that ODF uses SVG today is that it 
> declares certain attributes of the Draw format as being in the SVG 
> namespace; per the Namespaces in XML specification, SVG does not 
> actually namespace its attributes (they are in the null NS), so in some 
> sense it's not "meaningful" for ODF to do this (though I do understand 
> the motivation).

Well, we are aware of this issue, and ODF actually does not use the 
namespace URI defined by the SVG specification, but an ODF specific one 

But, yes, it would be great if we could use some SVG attributes directly.

Best regards


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