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  • pmasal

    Inserting SVG Images

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    I'm using XMetaL EE for Documentum Webtop 5.0 SP1.

    It appears I need to insert -> object (instead of insert -> image) for SVG graphics. Then there is no display of the graphic in XMetaL (although I see the data= attribute on is updated to reflect the graphic location in my local cache).

    Is this fixed in XMetaL EE 5.5? I understand that rendering the SVG in the XMetaL editor window might be tough, but I should be able to use Insert -> Image to insert a reference to an SVG graphic.

    Paul Masalsky, EMC



    Reply to: Inserting SVG Images

    Hello Paul,
    Maybe you remember me, we met 2 years ago in Rome at Momentum Europe conference.
    I use XMetaL Author Enterprise Edition with an CMS integration based on Documentum Webtop Code. This is how we include SVG files in DITA:

    I know that Adobe SVG Viewer needs to be installed on the PC but I cannot see any JScript needed to get this working. However, for HTML rendition the XSLT must translate to :

    Hope this helps to get you going with SVG which is our preferred figure format here at Qimonda.



    Reply to: Inserting SVG Images

    Gunnar, great to talk with you again, and thank you very much for the help! Congratulations on getting your DITA/CMS implementation going strongly. We here at EMC hope Qimonda is enjoying having Documentum as part of the package.

    It is good to know that SVG image insertion is fixed in XMetaL Author Enterprise Edition (judging by your source code sample). Every time I insert an SVG image with 5.0 SP1, I get an error dialog and the image does not insert. I need to insert instead.

    I think users will be OK without seeing the image inline, at least for now. I will need to update the XSLT to process for assembly and change toas you indicated for help output.

    Thank you very much for your assistance in getting us jump-started, Gunnar. I'll let everyone know how things go!

    Paul Masalsky


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