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

Tom Pusateri <pusateri@bangj.com> Sun, 31 May 2020 19:56 UTC

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> On May 30, 2020, at 8:15 PM, Carsten Bormann <cabo@tzi.org> wrote:
> 
> On 2020-05-30, at 20:21, Tom Pusateri <pusateri@bangj.com> wrote:
>> 
>> 
>> 
>>> On May 30, 2020, at 12:23 PM, Carsten Bormann <cabo@tzi.org> wrote:
>>> 
>>> 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.
>> 
>> 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
> 

oh, I see. My case was simpler because I was taking an existing ASCII art and redrawing it in SVG.

I don’t have a way to generate both from scratch and Boxy SVG doesn’t have a command line option.

Tom