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Re: DIagrams and PlantUML

From: Marcos Caceres <w3c@marcosc.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Jan 2016 15:53:10 +1100
To: Shane McCarron <shane@aptest.com>, "spec-prod@w3.org Prod" <spec-prod@w3.org>
Message-ID: <etPan.56a99eb6.2876ad63.24f2@Zero-privacy.local>

On January 28, 2016 at 3:37:26 PM, Shane McCarron (shane@aptest.com) wrote:
> So, here are the options as I see them:
> 4. Tell people to generate static versions by hand and commit them into
> the repo.

This. Relying on a third party to do the conversion as a service from some proprietary format seems tremendously wasteful, insecure, etc. (all the things you mentioned).  

> What do others think? Is there a more sensible way to approach this
> problem?

It's extremely rare that once a diagram is done, it will be updated very often... maybe one updates a diagram 10-20 times max during the whole life of a standards project (~5 years). So I would personally throw this into the "would be nice... someday after we finish the actual spec" pile. 
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