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Month: June 2012

Re: [trinity-devel] Corrupt image files in gwenview sources

From: Darrell Anderson <humanreadable@...>
Date: Mon, 18 Jun 2012 15:13:44 -0700 (PDT)
> The file is not exactly corrupt, in that it contains
> well-formed XML that is clearly exactly what was written by Sodipodi however
> many years ago.  The problem is that it isn't *valid*
> XML--it contains elements and attributes not present in the standard, and
> doesn't follow the protocol for extending it.
> In other words, the file is not standards compliant. 
> However, the gwenview and Konqueror renderer(s) are not compliant
> either.  Proper behaviour for an SVG parser encountering an error is
> specified at:
> A compliant parser should be capable of opening a bad file,
> but will stop rendering when an error is encountered, which
> explains why Karbon, etc. don't blow up when presented with this
> monstrosity.
> Trying to trace the code to find what's actually doing the
> parsing is giving me a headache. :( ksvg is very carefully split up
> internally in a way that I'm sure made sense to the authors, but is
> completely opaque to me.

Okay, thanks for clarifying terminology!

I added the w3 link in the bug report.

I am curious what you discover to perhaps explain side-by-side why karbon did not fail and actually rendered the image.