Re: TWiki .draw files

Subject: Re: TWiki .draw files
From: Jeroen Dekker <Jeroen -at- Square1 -dot- nl>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 6 Feb 2003 09:08:34 +0100


From: Megan Golding <mgolding -at- secureworks -dot- com>
Date: 05 Feb 2003 07:37:44 -0500

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> If you download and look at a *.draw file, you'll notice it's ASCII,
> not binary -- this isn't an image format in the traditional sense.

.draw is most likely a drawing format, also known as a vector graphics
format. Such a format can be binary, but can also be ASCII-based. Prime
examples of this are PostScript, and also SVG which is written in pure XML.
So your observation that .draw files are ASCII is actually an indication
that the diagrams stored in it are still vector-based, which gives the
original poster a better chance of getting them into Visio.

Image formats, in the sense of raster/bitmap formats like TIFF, GIF, BMP,
PNG, are indeed binary.

Jeroen Dekker

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