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- From: Jack Park <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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- Date: Tue, 27 Oct 1998 18:14:41 -0800
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There is source code for a really nifty UML layout tool (also writes Java
code). It will eventually have the UML variant of XML built into it.
I can't think of any reason why the other graphic widgets (boxes, etc)
couldn't be hijacked to draw org charts. Shoot, why couldn't each block in
an org chart be a UML Class?
At 06:08 PM 10/27/98 +0100, you wrote:
>Elliotte Rusty Harold 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.
>> Back in grad school I used to use an X-Windows program called grtool that
>> had a simple text based file format for drawing graphs. It certainly
>> wasn't XML, but it was extremely useful when I needed to write C code that
>> chunked out hundreds of pages of graphs for different parameter values.
>> grtool is probably still out there somewhere.
>> That job converted me to the text-based file format religion. It would
>> have been much harder to do something similar on a Mac or PC using
>> something like DeltaGraph with its binary file formats.
>I was thinking to build a really simple implementation of VML (or some
>draw simple shapes on the client side.
>I got this idea looking at the site http://www.hidaho.com/doodlepad/
>The xbm is b/w but is trivial to implement.
>Any attempt in this direction ?
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