Re: [Rfc-markdown] [xml2rfc-dev] 1.3.7: supporting ditaa, mscgen in -3 mode

Carsten Bormann <cabo@tzi.org> Sun, 31 May 2020 00:15 UTC

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On 2020-05-30, at 20:21, Tom Pusateri <pusateri@bangj.com> wrote:
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>> On May 30, 2020, at 12:23 PM, Carsten Bormann <cabo@tzi.org> wrote:
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>> If there is any other tool like that that you’d like to see supported, and it produces SVG that can be made palatable to xml2rfc without superhuman effort, please tell me.
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> I use Boxy SVG (https://boxy-svg.com) and need to make some drawings for a draft so I’ll try it when I get a chance.

Hi Tom,

I’m using that, too, occasionally (outside of RFCs).
Does that come with a command line tool for transforming a “source” (e.g., ASCII art)?
This is the use case that I was addressing first, as the source then stands in fine as a plaintext replacement for the graphics.

I could clearly add

~~~ svg
{::include boxy-output.svg}
~~~

as a shortcut for all the things that need to be done to include SVG, but where would the plaintext stand-in come from?

(And what might be good markdown for the “artset” approach used by beta v3?)

Grüße, Carsten