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Bug 108278 - [HELPAUTHORING] Implement <object> tag in Help Authoring extension
Summary: [HELPAUTHORING] Implement <object> tag in Help Authoring extension
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Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Documentation (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Hardware: All All
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Assignee: Not Assigned
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Blocks: HelpAuthoring-Extension
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Reported: 2017-06-01 11:09 UTC by Olivier Hallot
Modified: 2018-07-28 11:26 UTC (History)
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Description Olivier Hallot 2017-06-01 11:09:35 UTC
An <object> tag exist in help files XHP DTD, that allows to include objects with specific mimetypes in the help content.


<object data="clock.svg" id="objClock" type="image/svg+xml" width="200" height="200">

The Help Authoring tool does not support this tag, and the tag is erased on saving the file. 

The task is to let helpauthoring tool read and save <object> tag *without touching* its content (i.e. be transparent).

At best, also implement visual indication of the <object> in the document opened in HA extension thru a Frame or OLE object. If there is a 1:1 mapping of <object> and ODT OLE objects, then even better to display it (not checked).

Note: the <object> tag is *not* implemented into the help content because the Writer/Web rendering engine is outdated and the XSLT transformation main_transform.xsl does not transform this tag. But new rendering engines such as browsers can implement a wider set of object types.
Comment 1 Olivier Hallot 2018-07-28 11:26:04 UTC
Helpauthoring extension is deprecated. closing wontfix.