When I draw paths in inkscape, I can use the mouse to drag handles and nodes around or I can use the XML editor to manually tweak the
d= attribute of a
However, if I edit the attribute and hit Ctrl+Enter or click the Set button, inkscape tries to "optimize" the path, this includes
- removing white white-space / newlines that I use for visual orientation on longer paths
- changing relative to absolute specifiers and vice versa (e.g.
- changing specifiers all together (e.g. turning an
It does a similar thing with
transform values, where it always mangles sequences of
rotate instructions into a matrix (which is equivalent, but less edit friendly for humans).
How do I tell inkscape to manually entered attributes alone.