DITA and XMetaL Discussion
severin.foreman October 30, 2012 at 6:34 pm
SVG, conref and keyrefOctober 30, 2012 at 6:34 pmParticipants 2Replies 3Last Activity 9 years, 11 months ago
I have the Adobe SVGViewer plugin installed.
If I use the image element and directly reference an SVG file, the image appears in the XML editing pane. If I reference the same image using a conref, keyref, or conkeyref, the image does not appear in XMetaL. The image does appear correctly in my PDF output.
XMetaL will display other image file types, such as PNG, in the XML editor pane when I reference the image using conref, keyref, or conkeyref.
Is there a patch or some type of workaround? We want to use key references to handle images in our publications, but it might be a dealbreaker if the writers cannot see the image in XMetaL.
SeverinDerek Read October 30, 2012 at 11:06 pm
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.severin.foreman November 15, 2012 at 2:04 pm
Reply to: SVG, conref and keyrefNovember 15, 2012 at 2:04 pm
Thanks for the response. A feature request would be great.
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