Why is PolyPolygonShape excluded from DML export?

Miklos Vajna vmiklos at collabora.com
Wed Aug 25 07:59:54 UTC 2021

Hi Regina,

On Tue, Aug 24, 2021 at 03:05:30PM +0200, Regina Henschel <rb.henschel at t-online.de> wrote:
> Excluding polygon shapes from DML export (done as fix for tdf#75254) is no
> longer needed. But I'm still unsure whether to remove this restriction.
> Pro:
> Polygon shapes are already exported as DML in Impress and Calc. So the
> behavior would become consistent.
> Polygon shapes could use the same improvements in wrapping as made for
> Bézier curves.
> Contra:
> On reopening the polygon shape would be converted to a custom shape. That
> means, that the user can no longer edit the points. Having only VML in the
> file opens the shape as PolyPolygonShape which allows point editing.
> So what to you suggest?

I would lean towards writing the polygon shape as a PolyPolygonShape to
allow editing. We used to write just VML in the past, so some may see
this as a regression if the drawingML output doesn't allow editing



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