On Dec 26, 2009, at 6:13 PM, Krzysztof Kosiński wrote:
> To reiterate, I do not want to remove link support. I only want the
> user to be aware of the fact that he is creating a link, with the
> action being described as "Create Link" not "Paste". Otherwise he will
> end up with broken documents.
And I'd say here that we have two issues, one good and one bad.
The analysis is good: "users unaware of linking are surprised by the behavior"
The solution is not so good: "Change default behavior to *not* link, plus add a notification only at creation time"
Instead I would say a better solution is: "Make the UI convey link vs. embedded constantly and consistently so the user is never surprised."
(Oh, one general non-Inkscape use case to check behavior is launch a web design program, copy some images from Finder/Explorer/Nautilus and then paste into the web program. Voila! links and not embeddings)