Subject: Re: Graphic Images
From: Matthew Kirkwood (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri Apr 20 2001 - 05:54:25 CDT
On Thu, 19 Apr 2001, Dom Lachowicz wrote:
> > > 3) Just not support GIF, JPEG, TIFF, XPM, XBM, etc... This is
> > > absolutely horrible.
> >The alternative isn't a lot better -- it adds significant
> >complexity (though not on the surface) to the file format,
> >and raises the bar for new ports/platforms.
> I fail to see why. One the surface, we would see:
> <d mimetype="image/png"> -> <d mimetype="image/tiff">
> Which doesn't look all too complex to me.
Abiword's file format already includes the PNG spec by
reference. Thankfully, Abiword includes PNG support by
reference implementation :-) so nobody has to worry too
much about that.
Including the tiff spec, too, would be pretty horrible.
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