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  DOCNAME=`cat "$1" | ./svgattrs.py | grep -e "^sodipodi:docname" | cut -d" " -f2`
  DOCNAME=`cat "$1" | ./svgattrs.py | grep -e "^sodipodi:docname" | cut -d" " -f2`
  DOCPATH=`cat "$1" | ./svgattrs.py | grep -e "^sodipodi:docpath" | cut -d" " -f2`
  DOCBASE=`cat "$1" | ./svgattrs.py | grep -e "^sodipodi:docbase" | cut -d" " -f2`

Revision as of 23:32, 12 February 2005

These are LionKimbro's notes on developing a wiki exporter.

Date: 2004-02-12
Inkscape version: 0.40
Target: Oddmuse

That is, a system so that you can load from and save to a wiki.

The wiki targetted by this exporter is Oddmuse. We have an upload script for it.

I imagine it should be possible to use the Wiki XML-RPC interfaces as well, in the future, though they are usually turned off.


This file goes in: /usr/share/inkscape/extensions

  <name>Oddwiki Output</name>
  <dependency type="executable" location="extensions">svg2oddmuse.sh</dependency>
     <filetypename>Oddmuse Wiki POST (*.odd)</filetypename>
     <filetypetooltip>Oddmuse Wiki proxy (SVG, PNG of Drawing)</filetypetooltip>
     <command reldir="extensions">svg2oddmuse.sh</command>

What data am I receiving from Inkscape?

To see what you're getting from Inkscape, create the following script, and call it: svg2oddmuse.sh

echo "hello, world" > /tmp/eraseme.txt
echo "invocation: $@"
echo "$1:"
cat "$1"
echo "- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -"

It appears that no environment variables are being set. The first (and only) argument is the location of a file in /tmp that contains the Inkscape SVG data.

Now what?

The strategy is this:

  • create a directory, representing the wiki
  • place a file in the directory, "oddmuse.txt", representing necessary details about the wiki
  • when the user saves a file to the directory (.odd extension,) do the following:
    • push the SVG to the wiki
    • render a PNG, and push the PNG to the wiki
    • perhaps append the name of the wikipage containing the SVG to a page on the wiki

We don't have command-line access (bash argument, environment variable) to the filename or directory it was saved in. But we CAN get this data from the Inkscape SVG.

The <svg> element has attributes:

  • "sodipodi:docbase" -- path up to the save location
  • "sodpodi:docname" -- filaname, including extension (".odd", in this case)

Inkscape Export process

  • User hits "Save" in "Save As" dialog
  • Inkscape writes a file with a random name to /tmp
  • Inkscape calls export bash script, with /tmp file as only argument
  • Whatever bash outputs to /dev/stdout, Inkscape records to the file chosen by the user.

Inkscape SVG Attributes

Here's a Python script that outputs <svg> attributes:


"""Expose Inkscape SVG attributes.

Read an Inkscape SVG from stdin.
Output attributes to the "<svg>" element to stdout.

import sys
import xml.sax

class InkscapeSvgHandler(xml.sax.ContentHandler):

    """Print attributes to svg element."""

    def startElement(self, name, attrs):
        if name == "svg":
            for (k,v) in attrs.items():
                print k + " " + v

if __name__ == "__main__":
    parser = xml.sax.make_parser()

You can use it like so:

DOCNAME=`cat "$1" | ./svgattrs.py | grep -e "^sodipodi:docname" | cut -d" " -f2`
DOCBASE=`cat "$1" | ./svgattrs.py | grep -e "^sodipodi:docbase" | cut -d" " -f2`