On Dec 26, 2009, at 6:13 PM, Krzysztof Kosiński wrote:
> You did not answer the critical part of the question, which is "Why
> you want links, contrary to how every other application works". I
> remember an earlier response along the lines of "it's more SVG", which
> I find irrelevant to the non-expert user. The expert user which values
> "SVG purity" will be more than capable of finding the appropriate
> options for linking.
Actually I think this one point is a bit of a misleading argument.
What you pointed out was a specific program of a very specific type (MS Word) and a clone of that same program. Thus those really don't even count as two as far as behavior goes.
Now... one has to remember that this is initially a *web* graphic format. So we really should compare to *web* document programs.
If you look at HTML and various web tools, you will see the exact same non-embedded behavior.
More importantly, if one looks to the *web designer* community, you will see the average user is not surprised by linked images, and in fact is more often expecting them.
So we might also have to say "Non-web users will be confused." This point might be one of the better differentiating ones.