[odf-discuss] Native ODF support in browsers
alex at stratagia.co.uk
Fri Oct 20 06:27:10 EDT 2006
Martin Ellis wrote:
>> Compare this to, for example, SVG support. Where SVG support is
>> available, it is either native or plug-in. Where SVG support is
>> provided by a plug-in, the browser is able to display an SVG image
>> but not able to do anything with it beyond the limitations of the
>> plug-in API. For example, modifying the DOM of the image using
>> within the browser itself.
> I'm getting the impression that this is not a technical distinction
> relevant to KDE that you're making then.
Possibly; my comments were about plugins, not KDE-specific technology
Personally, it still seems like you're talking about embedding complete
documents, so the difference (eg., between plugin SVG support and native
SVG support) still stands (eg., can you flow HTML text around the SVG
image?). But even if it doesn't in the case of KDE, in general "native
support for ODF" in web browsers means having more than a plugin which
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