Orgcharts in Javascript

Alberto Reggiori alberto.reggiori at
Tue Oct 27 17:09:15 GMT 1998

Elliotte Rusty Harold wrote:
> >I'm thinking about the problems of representing graphics with XML. I know
> >about PGML, VML, etc., but I want to think about subsets of graphics where
> >the computer can completely handle layout. I want to just tell it what
> >boxes, lines and labels I want and have it draw them. I don't want to give
> >it X and Y coordinates for attachment points, boxes, etc.
> >
> Back in grad school I used to use an X-Windows program called grtool that
> had a simple text based file format for drawing graphs.  It certainly
> wasn't XML, but it was extremely useful when I needed to write C code that
> chunked out hundreds of pages of graphs for different parameter values.
> grtool is probably still out there somewhere.
> That job converted me to the text-based file format religion.  It would
> have been much harder to do something similar on a Mac or PC using
> something like DeltaGraph with its binary file formats.

I was thinking to build a really simple implementation of VML (or some
other XML-ish) in Javascript 1.1 using the xbm format (ASCII text) to
draw simple shapes on the client side.
I got this idea looking at the site

The xbm is b/w but is trivial to implement.

Any attempt in this direction ?


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