To bring some water to the mill, I had a "squashed" image problem
importing in Scribus (those also on that list saw it).
The image I drew is based on a vectorisation of a picture through
VectorMagic, the vectoriser of Stanford University, which did add the
viewbox attribute to all files I created through there. It is possibly
also the case of files created in AI !
viewBox="0 0 132 175"
A small Inkscape file does not create such an attribute. But is there
indeed a place in the Inkscape GUI where it is visible?
I've never seen graphics rescale when I change my page size.
Opposite to what was originally asked, how would one force objects to scale with the page when the page size is changed? I see mention of a viewBox attribute. Is that something that is only available through manual editing of the XML, or does Inkscape have this feature per object? If Inkscape isn't capable of doing this (yet), could it be a useful feature?