[NTG-context] SVG style ignored after double semicolon

Thangalin thangalin at gmail.com
Sun May 8 21:06:08 CEST 2022

Hi again,

In tex/texmf-context/tex/context/base/mkxl/mlib-svg.lmt the following regex
appears a few times (line 1502, 1556, and 1570):


It may be helpful to first normalize the string by appending a semicolon to
the end, allowing for:

for w in (VAR .. ";"):gmatch("([^;]*);") do ...

Splitting 'w' afterwards on the colon within key:value pairs would still be
necessary, so maybe that approach is a wash.

Aside, when I made changes to the file, I couldn't get either a report() or
a print() statement to show up in the output, even when running with
--debug. Any hints on how to sprinkle debug info into the code? Or was I
barking up the wrong source file?


On Sun, May 8, 2022 at 1:33 AM Thangalin <thangalin at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hey hey,
> The following produces a filled square, rather than an empty one:
> \startbuffer[svg]
> <svg>
>   <rect width="100" height="100"
>         style="stroke:rgb(0,0,0);;fill:none" />
> </svg>
> \stopbuffer
> \starttext
>   \placefigure{}{\includesvgbuffer[svg][conversion=mp]}
> \stoptext
> Remove the extra semicolon to get the expected result:
> <svg>
>   <rect width="100" height="100"
>         style="stroke:rgb(0,0,0);fill:none" />
> </svg>
> It appears that a style immediately following two semicolons is ignored.
> The SVG was generated using the following R code:
> svg("filename.svg");
> plot(rnorm(200));
> dev.off()
> Arguably, R's SVG routines could be a bit tighter. Can the MP SVG parser
> code be relaxed to skip "empty" semicolons?
> $ context --version
> mtx-context     | current version: 2022.05.02 16:19
> Much appreciated.
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