[Clipart] open clipart webservice.
zander at kde.org
Tue Apr 17 03:23:11 PDT 2007
I'm a core member of the KOffice team and we are busy preparing the 2.0
release. As one of the major changes in KOffice2 we moved svg support
from being only usable in Karbon, to being usable in almost all KOffice
applications. Applications that currently have this support are Karbon,
Krita and KWord. More will follow.
In KOffice2.0 we will ship a so called 'Shape Selector'. Which allows the
user to insert content into his document by selecting a template
I had the idea that we should have a better integration with
openClipart.org directly in KOffice, in the Shape Selector. Which to me
means that no webbrowser would be needed, and no manual saving of the
clipart locally before being able to insert it into the document. We
would have a clip art browser with similar functionality as
http://openclipart.org/media/tags but more interactive.
For that to happen we should be able to query the clipart database, and be
able to do it without having to parse html. The ideal method to do this
is to have the openclipart.org website generate xml documents instead of
For example we'd have openclipart.org/service/tags.xml which would contain
an xml fragment like;
and another page like;
<clipart><name>Bad hair day</name><tags><tag>girl</tag>
Is this something you guys would be interrested in?
The webpages would not be too hard to write, I'd say. The output format is
not too strict so it would be a matter of writing a php page with the
tags and database access.
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