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Re: QNames for Better Visuals?

From: Emmanuel Pietriga <emmanuel.pietriga@xrce.xerox.com>
Date: Fri, 05 Apr 2002 16:44:44 +0200
Message-ID: <3CADB85C.3060909@xrce.xerox.com>
To: tony_hammond@harcourt.com
CC: www-rdf-interest@w3.org
Tony,

IsaViz is able to do that with at a fine grain:
if you define a prefix binding for a given namespace URI and choose to 
display this prefix instead of the full URI in the graph, and then 
export your model to SVG, you'll get an SVG with prefixes instead of the 
full URI for this namespace, as it is displayed on screen in IsaViz.
It will also work for PNG images as the PNG export is a screenshot of 
your current graph window.

You can choose to do that for some namespaces or all namespaces.

Emmanuel



tony_hammond@harcourt.com wrote:

> Hi:
> 
> I wondered what people think of using QNames for properties in (especially)
> SVG graphics and tucking away the URIs into XLinks. See:
> 
>      http://www2.elsevier.co.uk/~tony/cookbook/
> 
> Resource URIs are also truncated (but linked), as are literals. This allows
> for more detail to be compressed into a single screen shot. As an example
> the "Extended Article" SVG is much easier to read than if it had been
> decorated with full-blown URIs. Would be neat if some of the other
> GraphViz-based tools (Validator, IsaViz, etc) supported an option to render
> in this more compressed form. Seems to me that the property URIs are not of
> primary interest to the *human* reader but instead deflect attention from
> the main subject matter.
> 
> Tony
> 
> 
> ps/
> In case you need it:
> 
> Get the Adobe Plugin <http://www.adobe.com/svg/viewer/install/> to view the
> SVG.
> To drag image: ALT + <left-mouse-button> and use the cursor to position.
> To zoom either click on the <right-mouse-button>, or press CTRL to zoom in,
> CTRL-SHIFT to zoom out.
> 
> 
> .
> 
> 


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