Re: File Formats (was SVG)

On Sat, 2003-03-29 at 14:20, John Palmieri wrote:

Dia was using XML well before it became a key technology, and SVG was used

Seperating presentation and information as Dia does now is a real plus -
have a look at the adbomnination that is argouml's xml file format and you
will see why you don't use something like SVG to represent UML and other

I thought it would be relatively easy to convert to/from Dia and Argouml,
given they both use XML to represent UML Class diagrams - its the same
information, the structures can't be that different, right? wrong!

"converting from one XML to another XML must be easy"
is only slighly less ludicrous than saying
"converting from one ASCII based file format to another"
especially if you have ever looked at any of the XML produced by MSWord or
libxstl is realy great at doing this.  XSTL is specificly made for
converting XML to XML and along with formatting objects can be used to
do things like XML to PDF or any number of formats.  Quite a good tool
and standard.
Oops that is XSLT not XSTL.  Too much C++ today.


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