Embedded pictures in Microsoft InfoPath XML, XSLT and XHTML formats.

Discussion in 'XML' started by Sven Steinacker, Oct 27, 2003.

  1. Hi,

    XSLT files generated by Microsoft InfoPath applied to an applicable XML file
    produces quite decent HTML presentations. At least with Mozilla and, of
    course, IE 6.0 the results look the same as the original form in InfoPath.
    However, pictures which were included in an InfoPath form's RTF field
    before, are encoded in XHTML and embedded in the XML file as follows:

    <img style="WIDTH: 541px; HEIGHT: 330px" tabIndex="-1" height="330"
    src="msoinline/a0d1f46db1284886" width="541" v:shapes="_x0000_i1025"
    xd:inline="XXX..XXX."
    xmlns:xd="http://schemas.microsoft.com/office/infopath/2003"
    xmlns:v="urn:v"></img>

    Whereas "XXX.XXX" represents the character encoded picture. The according
    InfoPath XSLT, which produces XHTML out of the above nearly leaves the
    embedded picture code untouched:

    <img xmlns:v="urn:v" style="WIDTH: 541px; HEIGHT: 330px" tabIndex="-1"
    height="330" src="msoinline/a0d1f46db1284886" width="541"
    v:shapes="_x0000_i1025" xd:inline="XXX..XXX."/>

    This is XHTML syntax but for my knowledge the inline encoding of pictures is
    not standard, isn't it? Even the IE 6.0 and Word do show empty pictures
    only.

    Does anyone know if embedded pictures will become a (W3C or Microsoft ;-)
    standard in the future? Do the next version of IE and Word (e.g. WordML)
    support
    embedded pictures!?

    Furthermore, does anyone know the format of the embedded picture encoding
    InfoPath is using?


    Thanks a lot for a short note!

    BR
    Sven Steinacker
     
    Sven Steinacker, Oct 27, 2003
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