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- From: Jeffrey Ricker <email@example.com>
- To: Paul Prescod <firstname.lastname@example.org>, xml-dev <email@example.com>
- Date: Tue, 27 Oct 1998 09:25:28 -0500
XMLSolutions has created an org chart DTD for a client. However, it is
completely focused on the actual reporting structure, not pretty boxes. It
could serve as a base data and the pretty boxes comes from a transformation
Also, have you taken a look at Visio. Their drawing objects are completely
object-oriented which may serve as a solid base for an drawing objects DTD.
At 01:51 AM 10/27/98 -0500, Paul Prescod wrote:
>I'm thinking about the problems of representing graphics with XML. I know
>about PGML, VML, etc., but I want to think about subsets of graphics where
>the computer can completely handle layout. I want to just tell it what
>boxes, lines and labels I want and have it draw them. I don't want to give
>it X and Y coordinates for attachment points, boxes, etc.
>It seems to me like organization charts should be one such area where
>computers can handle the graphical layout themselves. Organization charts
>could be used to show corporation hierarchy, the components of a content
>model, the parts of an application and other types of hierarchical data.
>Even an XML document could be represented as an orgchart.
>My question is whether anyone knows of declarative descriptions for
>organizational charts or other types of graphical data where the computer
>can handle the layout. Are there DTDs, LaTeX packages, subsets of PDF,
>APIs etc. worth looking at?
>Thanks for any information,
> Paul Prescod - http://itrc.uwaterloo.ca/~papresco
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