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Re: Documentation and explanatory diagrams

From: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>
To: Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
Cc: Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>, Rafael Martinez <r(dot)m(dot)guerrero(at)usit(dot)uio(dot)no>, Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com>, pgsql-docs <pgsql-docs(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Documentation and explanatory diagrams
Date: 2010-07-10 22:08:24
Message-ID: 1278799704.26202.17.camel@vanquo.pezone.net (view raw or flat)
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On fre, 2010-07-09 at 22:29 -0400, Alvaro Herrera wrote:
> I think the first step is defining the source format.  The proposed
> patch uses the dia XML source format, but this is said to have some
> drawbacks (namely: the source is too verbose, the generated png is too
> bloated, and only one tool to handle it).

The same is true of the DocBook toolchain, isn't it?

> SVG was also proposed as an alternative, but there wasn't much
> discussion about it.

SVG isn't a practical source format, in the same way that HTML isn't a
practical source format.


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