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From my perspective,  
 
From my perspective,  
 
* inkscape svg is basically the same as plain svg, just with a couple of extra commands (in seperate namespaces) added, which the inkscape tools use to keep track of their work
 
* inkscape svg is basically the same as plain svg, just with a couple of extra commands (in seperate namespaces) added, which the inkscape tools use to keep track of their work
* if you edit an inkscape svg in any other SVG editor, then it should appear as any other plain SVG, if not, then you can safely remove all references to inkscape: or sophadia:, and just be left with the plain svg (?)
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* if you edit an inkscape svg in any other SVG editor, then it should appear as any other plain SVG, if not, then you can safely remove all references to inkscape: or sophadia:, and just be left with the plain svg  
 
* however, if you then re-edit the SVG in inkscape (after hand editing, for example) 'without' removing the references to inkscape in the object that has been edited (for an example if you edit a path created using the inkscape star tool), then inkscape will re-generate the SVG path d="" attributes using the information that 'it' has stored under its namespace, and therefore getting rid of any editing to the path of that you, the user have done.
 
* however, if you then re-edit the SVG in inkscape (after hand editing, for example) 'without' removing the references to inkscape in the object that has been edited (for an example if you edit a path created using the inkscape star tool), then inkscape will re-generate the SVG path d="" attributes using the information that 'it' has stored under its namespace, and therefore getting rid of any editing to the path of that you, the user have done.
  
-please correct as neccessary
 
Thomas
 
  
OK, a little table of the extentions that inkscape SVG uses:
 
  
<svg>
 
inkscape:output_extension
 
inkscape:version
 
(sodipodi:docbase)
 
(sodipodi:docname)
 
sodipodi:modified
 
sodipodi:version
 
<sodipodi:namedview>
 
bordercolor
 
borderopacity
 
id
 
inkscape:cx
 
inkscape:cy
 
inkscape:pageopacity
 
inkscape:pageshadow
 
inkscape:window-height
 
inkscape:window-width
 
inkscape:zoom
 
pagecolor
 
<svg:07:07, 31 January 2006 (PST)Gradients>
 
inkscape:collect
 
<svg:path (in patten defs)>
 
sodipodi:cx
 
sodipodi:cy
 
sodipodi:rx
 
sodipodi:ry
 
<svg :path (in spiral)>
 
sodipodi:argument
 
sodipodi:cx
 
sodipodi:cy
 
sodipodi:expansion
 
sodipodi:radius
 
sodipodi:revolution
 
sodipodi:t0
 
sodipodi:type
 
  
<svg:path (in star)>
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Below is an incompleate list of what is contained in the inkscape: and sodipodi: (presuved for backwards compatibility with its functions) namespaces
inkscape:flatsided
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inkscape:randomized
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*<svg>
inkscape:rounded
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** inkscape:output_extension
sodipodi:arg1
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** inkscape:version
sodipodi:arg2
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** (sodipodi:docbase)
sodipodi:cx
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** (sodipodi:docname)
sodipodi:cy
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** sodipodi:modified
sodipodi:r1
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** sodipodi:version
sodipodi:r2
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*<sodipodi:namedview>
sodipodi:sides
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** bordercolor
sodipodi:type
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** borderopacity
<tiled clones>
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** id
first tiled shape (clone)
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** inkscape:cx
inkscape:tile-cx
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** inkscape:cy
inkscape:tile-cy
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** inkscape:pageopacity
inkscape:tile-h
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** inkscape:pageshadow
inkscape:tile-w
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** inkscape:window-height
<others>
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** inkscape:window-width
inkscape:tiled-clone-of
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** inkscape:zoom
sodipodi:nodetypes?
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** pagecolor
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**      inkscape:current-layer
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*<svg:Gradients>
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** inkscape:collect
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*<svg:path >(in patten defs)
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** sodipodi:cx
 +
** sodipodi:cy
 +
** sodipodi:rx
 +
** sodipodi:ry
 +
*<svg:path> (in spiral)
 +
** sodipodi:argument
 +
** sodipodi:cx
 +
** sodipodi:cy
 +
** sodipodi:expansion
 +
** sodipodi:radius
 +
** sodipodi:revolution
 +
** sodipodi:t0
 +
** sodipodi:type
 +
*<svg:path> (in star)
 +
** inkscape:flatsided
 +
** inkscape:randomized
 +
** inkscape:rounded
 +
** sodipodi:arg1
 +
** sodipodi:arg2
 +
** sodipodi:cx
 +
** sodipodi:cy
 +
** sodipodi:r1
 +
** sodipodi:r2
 +
** sodipodi:sides
 +
** sodipodi:type
 +
*(tiled clones)
 +
**      inkscape:tiled-clone-of
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** inkscape:tile-cx
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** inkscape:tile-cy
 +
** inkscape:tile-h
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** inkscape:tile-w
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*<svg:g> (id=layer)
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**inkscape:groupmode
 +
**inkscape:lable
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*(conectors)
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**inkscape:connector-avoid:
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**inkscape:connector-type
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**inkscpae:connector-start
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**inkscape:connector-end
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*(others)
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**      sodipodi:nodetypes?

Revision as of 20:19, 2 March 2006

Inkscape SVG vs. Plain SVG

Some notes about "Inkscape SVG" ref:

  • the default mode of saving
  • standards-conforming (the SVG standard permits these kinds of extensions)
  • should render identically with or without the inkscape extensions
  • gives Inkscape hints how to treat things in the UI -- for example, whether to treat a given group as a layer, or whether path nodes are cusp/flat/whatever
  • seems to have a smaller filesize vs "Plain SVG" for some odd reason

"Saving document as 'plain SVG' actually invokes exporter. All objects will be reconstructed from parsed data, but overall object hierarchy will be preserved." -- quote from the documentation.

From my perspective,

  • inkscape svg is basically the same as plain svg, just with a couple of extra commands (in seperate namespaces) added, which the inkscape tools use to keep track of their work
  • if you edit an inkscape svg in any other SVG editor, then it should appear as any other plain SVG, if not, then you can safely remove all references to inkscape: or sophadia:, and just be left with the plain svg
  • however, if you then re-edit the SVG in inkscape (after hand editing, for example) 'without' removing the references to inkscape in the object that has been edited (for an example if you edit a path created using the inkscape star tool), then inkscape will re-generate the SVG path d="" attributes using the information that 'it' has stored under its namespace, and therefore getting rid of any editing to the path of that you, the user have done.



Below is an incompleate list of what is contained in the inkscape: and sodipodi: (presuved for backwards compatibility with its functions) namespaces

  • <svg>
    • inkscape:output_extension
    • inkscape:version
    • (sodipodi:docbase)
    • (sodipodi:docname)
    • sodipodi:modified
    • sodipodi:version
  • <sodipodi:namedview>
    • bordercolor
    • borderopacity
    • id
    • inkscape:cx
    • inkscape:cy
    • inkscape:pageopacity
    • inkscape:pageshadow
    • inkscape:window-height
    • inkscape:window-width
    • inkscape:zoom
    • pagecolor
    • inkscape:current-layer
  • <svg:Gradients>
    • inkscape:collect
  • <svg:path >(in patten defs)
    • sodipodi:cx
    • sodipodi:cy
    • sodipodi:rx
    • sodipodi:ry
  • <svg:path> (in spiral)
    • sodipodi:argument
    • sodipodi:cx
    • sodipodi:cy
    • sodipodi:expansion
    • sodipodi:radius
    • sodipodi:revolution
    • sodipodi:t0
    • sodipodi:type
  • <svg:path> (in star)
    • inkscape:flatsided
    • inkscape:randomized
    • inkscape:rounded
    • sodipodi:arg1
    • sodipodi:arg2
    • sodipodi:cx
    • sodipodi:cy
    • sodipodi:r1
    • sodipodi:r2
    • sodipodi:sides
    • sodipodi:type
  • (tiled clones)
    • inkscape:tiled-clone-of
    • inkscape:tile-cx
    • inkscape:tile-cy
    • inkscape:tile-h
    • inkscape:tile-w
  • <svg:g> (id=layer)
    • inkscape:groupmode
    • inkscape:lable
  • (conectors)
    • inkscape:connector-avoid:
    • inkscape:connector-type
    • inkscpae:connector-start
    • inkscape:connector-end
  • (others)
    • sodipodi:nodetypes?