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+## Copyright (C) 2011 CarnĂŤ Draug <carandraug+dev@gmail.com>
+## Copyright (c) 2011 Juan Pablo Carbajal <carbajal@ifi.uzh.ch>
+##
+## This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
+## it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
+## the Free Software Foundation; either version 3 of the License, or
+## (at your option) any later version.
+##
+## This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
+## but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
+## MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the
+## GNU General Public License for more details.
+##
+## You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
+## along with this program; if not, see <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/>.
+
+## -*- texinfo -*-
+## @deftypefn {Function File} {@var{obj} =} svg ()
+## @deftypefnx {Function File} {@var{obj} =} svg (@var{str})
+## Create object @var{obj} of the svn class.
+##
+## If no input argument is provided the object is empty. @var{str} can be a filename
+## or a string defining an inline SVG.
+##
+## @seealso{@svn/parsePaths}
+## @end deftypefn
+
+function svg = svg(name='')
+
+  svg = struct;
+
+  ## SVG data. All the attributes of the <svg> node.
+  ## The field unparsed contains all the attributes that are not being parsed.
+  svg.Data = struct('height',[],'width',[],'id','null','unparsed',' ');
+  
+  ## SVG metadata. All the attributes of the <metadata> node. 
+  ## The field unparsed contains all the attributes that are not being parsed.
+  svg.Metadata = struct('unparsed',' ');
+
+  ## SVG paths. It is a vector of path structs. Maybe path can be a object too?
+  ## Order of Path.Data is important so we store in a cell (could be a matrix padded with zeros). 
+  ## All the paths stored in polyval compatible format. Straigth segments are also stored as a polynomial.
+  svg.Path = struct();
+  
+  ## SVG paths. All the paths of the svg
+  svg = class (svg, 'svg');
+
+  if !isempty (name)
+    paths = loadpaths(svg, name);
+    svg.Path = paths;
+  elseif !ischar(name)
+    print_usage ;
+  endif
+
+
+endfunction
+
+%!test
+%!  dc = svg('../inst/drawing5.svg');
+%!  dc.path
+%!  dc.Path
+%!  dc.getpath()
+%!  dc.pathid
+%!  dc.getpath('path3756')
+%!   
+%!  dc = svg('../inst/drawing.svg');
+%!  ids = dc.pathid;
+%!  dc.path({ids{[1 3]}})
+