Reply to: SVG, conref and keyrefOctober 30, 2012 at 11:06 pm
What we currently have in the product uses an embedded copy of Internet Explorer to render the SVG. It relies on any SVG support IE has (up to now requiring an SVG viewer plug-in be installed). I think you know that much already. The logic in the script that tells IE which SVG file to open (by passing IE a full path to the SVG file) only works with the DITA @href attribute at the moment. It has no smarts to support any of the other types of references you list here like XMetaL does for the image types it supports “natively” (all the various bitmap image types).
I think the best I can do at this point is to file a feature request to add support for these other types of references to a future release.