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Re: Is it possible to use one SVG to contain other SVGs, in a way that also enables the user to copy the contained SVGs and paste them into another document, for instance into ms Word?

From: Jonathan Chetwynd <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>
Date: Wed, 14 May 2003 12:15:59 +0100
Cc: Amaya List <www-amaya@w3.org>
To: Paul Cheyrou-lagreze <Paul.Cheyrou-Lagreze@inrialpes.fr>
Message-Id: <70B8D0BA-85FD-11D7-A3B8-0003939B5AD0@btinternet.com>

Paul,

I really appreciate your efforts to understand this issue, as you'll 
realise I am still confused, it would be really helpful if you had a 
link to a <use> example, I've put one that uses <image> here 
http://www.peepo.com/svg/image.svg, it does not seem to display except 
in amaya.....

Repurposing graphics is really essential to our work, teachers need to 
be able to copy images from part of a single svg to the clipboard, as 
in to drag one egg out of a box of them, and paste them in a different 
document.

there are at least 2 issues:

1	 does SVG prevent this, assuming not, does any implementation such as 
amaya allow this?
2	is there another application/word processor that lets one paste them. 
Jim Ley believes this is possible with word*

If you visit peepo.com. you'll immediately see we use lots of SVG 
created images as links, unfortunately they are currently saved as gifs 
or jpgs. Teaching staff need to be able to easily copy these and paste 
them in another document. I  want to make sure that if the Amaya people 
can get their part in place, they are at least aware of the need. 
Naturally this could take months or years to achieve, if it isn't 
possible already.

thanks

jonathan

*Word would be able to embed SVG document into it as a COM object as 
PPT or otherwise if ASV is installed, I have no idea how it would print.
from the SVG-yahoo list


On Wednesday, May 14, 2003, at 06:43 AM, Paul Cheyrou-lagreze wrote:

>
>> Is it possible to use one SVG to contain other SVGs, in a way that 
>> also
>> enables the visitor to copy the contained SVGs and paste them into
>> another document for instance into ms Word?
>
> by SVG do you mean SVG separate FILES ?
>
> the svg  <image> can contains a separate SVG files...
> The <use> can reference a part of a separate SVG files...
>
>> (That is by right clicking and copying or dragging etc not by digging
>> around in the code)
>
> Word does not support nor understand SVG,
> so the only solution should be to take a screenshot of a SVG into 
> Amaya,
> and then copy as an image in word.
>
>> if not, is this an enhancement request,
>
> An implementation, I think...
>
> -Paul
>
Received on Wednesday, 14 May 2003 07:12:49 UTC

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