[Libreoffice] [PATCH] Bug 39561 (XHTML export filter)

Christophe Strobbe christophe.strobbe at esat.kuleuven.be
Tue Aug 9 08:49:44 PDT 2011


At 17:26 9-8-2011, Noel Power wrote:
>On 04/08/11 16:14, Christophe Strobbe wrote:
>>Attached is a patch for Bug 39561 "Use svg:title, not svg:desc for 
>>XHTML img alt attribute [accessibility]" 
>>I am new to Git and LibreOffice development and generated this 
>>patch with "git diff ..." (I couldn't figure out how to use format-patch).
>the patch looks fine, but I am not at all sure about which attribute 
>should be mapped into the 'alt' tag, to me the description seems 
>like a better fit ( a more verbose image replacement is better ? ),

svg:title should definitely be mapped to the alt attribute (based on 
my understanding of XHTML, ODF and SVG, and on 10 years of R&D in 
The user should be able to decide whether or not to get a long 
description after getting the "short" description. A long description 
is not required for every image.

>otoh it would seem that the html & xhtml filters should be 
>consistent. I've committed the patch to master in any case,
>thanks for the patch
>btw, can you confirm patch is LGPLv3+/MPL1.1,

I confirm that I make this patch available under LGPLv3+/MPL1.1.

By the way, I could not find the full process for fixing and closing 
bugs on <http://www.libreoffice.org/get-involved/developers/> or 
<http://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Development>. I missed:
* any mention of the need to confirm that you submit your patch under 
LGPLv3+/MPL1.1 (and that you can make a blanket statement like the 
one by Lionel Elie Mamane two days ago 
* Who closes the reported bug and when (presumably only after it has 
been committed). (Ah, I just noticed Noel closed the bug.)
Who should I contact to update the Wikipage?

Best regards,


Christophe Strobbe
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