From: John Cliff <john.cliff@gm...> - 2009-12-27 10:09:50
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On 27 Dec 2009, at 03:41, Donna Benjamin <donna@...> wrote:
> On Sat, 2009-12-26 at 18:59 -0800, Jon Cruz wrote:
>>> 1) you might highly doubt users behave that way... but I have
>> *observed* users behave that way again and again and in many
> <user view>
> Linking: Years ago, using a page layout application, the images were
> linked, and I had to remember to include the original files when
> the layout file. Really no big deal. Linking is the way the web works,
> so it's easy to understand. It makes sense to me not to include binary
> data in a text based XML file format such as SVG.
> Bundling the file together with the linked images the way ODF does
> some sense for file storage and transportability - but embedding the
> file, by UUencoding or Base64 or something doesn't make sense to me,
> because it can't be edited with a text-editor - which in my view, is
> of the key features of SVG for future-proofing and digital archiving.
> </user view>
> What does the SVG standard suggest? What's wrong with the current
> as' compressed svg with media (*.zip) option... perhaps some
> documentation or asking heathenx to do a screencast on this topic
> help those users who are unfamiliar with this standard practice?
most insightful solution I've seen suggested yet.
This is primarily a user expectation problem, ie we're not doing what
a portion of our userbase is expecting, and we're not communicating
what is happening either. One screencast will probably do more to help
this issue than anything, as it will help inform the artistic, but not
necessarily web centric users without screwing up other peoples
workflows or expectations.
> Or perhaps a warning on save that can be turned off by expert users?
> 'you have pasted / inserted an external bitmap image in this file,
> you like to save as compressed svg with media'?
> - Donna
Also a pretty good idea if disableable
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