From: Steven M. Ottens <steven@mi...> - 2009-10-23 20:20:10
Alexandre Prokoudine wrote:
> On 10/23/09, Krzysztof Kosiński wrote
>> You say that 50% of people prefer linking and 50% prefer embedding. I
>> am certain this is not true.
> And I am certain that you never run a survey on that :) As a matter of
> fact both embedding and linking are equally valid in desktop
> publishing world.
As a user I do have use-cases for both linking and embedding. But it
would be nice if it would be clear to me if the image is linked or
embedded and when it's linked, how it's linked. I use dropbox a lot to
work between different computers and somehow when I move from windows to
OS X or linux the link is gone, whilst the linked image is sitting right
next to the SVG file.
So for me it doesn't really matter what's the default approach as long
as it is clear what is happening.
On a side note, Krzysztof does have a point that many users who are not
used to the DTP world are most likely baffled by the linking principle.
So a little help there is not a bad idea.