I'm writing a separate application that parses and renders SVG files. However, I am completely baffled by the Arc.. After much thought, I have come to the conclusion that it may be better to just alter the Inkscape source to automatically convert Arcs to Paths before saving the file.
However, I can't find where this (Object to Path) actually happens in the source. If I could find the method that the menu item calls, I could just call that method before it saves the SVG.
Either that or I would love to know how to convert an SVG "A" to a "C"!!