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   Re: [xml-dev] Graph markup

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On Sat, 26 Jan 2002, Danny Ayers wrote:

I am just working on a new version of Graphotron ( 
http://zvon.org/ZvonSW/ZvonGraphotron/index.html  )

which uses XGMML as the output format which will be processed as an input  
to  other apps in the next step. At this moment I have implemented the basics and I 
want to have full implementation by the end of this week. And as the first 
step of doing an implementation and eventually tailoring the language 
is to make a complete reference there should be an XGMML 
reference in a couple of days.


> I'm looking for any information regarding current formats for describing
> (node & arc) graphs.
> I'm after a format to use for a graph visualisation project, but the most
> promising candidates I've found have significant flaws and/or appear to be
> inactive projects. I'd be interested to hear what formats people are using
> in this domain.
> What I've come across so far are :
> XGMML - contains masses of detail relating to how the graph should be
> visually represented (e.g. Graphic object attribute
> stipple - The name of the stipple (pattern) to be used for the graphic
> object). Perhaps a case here for XGMML-Reduced, pull out everything that SVG
> covers?
> RGML - this would be nice, only there doesn't appear to be much of a
> mechanism (beyond core RDF) for associating resources to graph elements -
> notably rgml:label is a Literal, how might one label a node with something
> richer?
> GXL - seems inactive.
> Cheers,
> Danny.
> ---
> Danny Ayers
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<firstName> Miloslav </firstName>
<surname>   Nic      </surname>

<mail>    nicmila@systinet.com    </mail>
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