Re: drawing program that can import SVG generated by Railroad Diagram Generator?

Subject: Re: drawing program that can import SVG generated by Railroad Diagram Generator?
From: Richard Hamilton <dick -at- rlhamilton -dot- net>
To: Tony Chung <tonyc -at- tonychung -dot- ca>
Date: Wed, 6 Jan 2016 11:53:17 -0800

Hi Tony,

I think the reason some apps have a problem is that mixing of XHTML and SVG. SVG editors balk at content that's not in the SVG namespace, and some editors that handle XHTML don't know what to do with SVG.

Richard
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On Jan 5, 2016, at 19:54, Tony Chung <tonyc -at- tonychung -dot- ca> wrote:

> Well that's good then. Makes it easier to diagnose the problem. Did you all figure out why some apps wouldn't import the file?
>
> -Tony
>
> On Tuesday, 5 January 2016, Richard Hamilton <hamilton -at- xmlpress -dot- net> wrote:
> Hi Tony,
>
> Actually, in this instance, it's all text.
>
> The file is not exported in binary format, it's text (UTF-8), and the namespace is already specified, so it really is a pure cut and paste operation.
>
> Best regards,
> Richard
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>
>
> On Jan 5, 2016, at 17:15, Tony Chung <tonyc -at- tonychung -dot- ca> wrote:
>
> > Years ago I was asked to hack a macro to add a specific namespace to any
> > SVG files exported from Visio, in order for them to be used in XML
> > publishing workflows. SVGs should be editable with a text editor.
> >
> > I wouldn't doubt it if the RR program you're using exports SVGs as a binary
> > format, like a zip archive, that contained the SVG markup as an ASCII text
> > file. You can tell if you open the file in NoteTab and it begins with PK...
> >
> > -Tony
> >
> > On Tuesday, 5 January 2016, Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com> wrote:
> >
> >> That was the next thing I was going to try. Should an SVG file have
> >> some sort of header?
> >>
> >> On Tue, Jan 5, 2016 at 4:22 PM, Richard Hamilton <dick -at- rlhamilton -dot- net
> >> <javascript:;>> wrote:
> >>> ... you should be able to just grab the SVG instances, put them in
> >> separate files, and edit them with any SVG editor
> >>
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drawing program that can import SVG generated by Railroad Diagram Generator?: From: Robert Lauriston
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Re: drawing program that can import SVG generated by Railroad Diagram Generator?: From: Tony Chung
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