[rfc-i] Fwd: New Version Notification for draft-flanagan-plaintext-00.txt

Paul Kyzivat pkyzivat at alum.mit.edu
Wed Jun 25 08:31:08 PDT 2014

On 6/24/14 9:50 PM, John Levine wrote:
>>> I'm particularly concerned about the notion that figures that aren't
>>> available as ASCII-art will be resolved using URLs.
>> Do you have a better suggestion?
> I'd think that if someone deeply cared about this, it wouldn't be hard
> for him to write a postprocessor that that fetches the image URL,
> renders the SVG into a bitmap using one of the many available
> libraries, then passes that through something like ppmascii to turn
> the bitmap into ASCII art and stick that into the text file.

The fundamental problem is resolution. You can make a drawing with a lot 
of fine lines, differing line styles, labels with small fonts, and 
labels written vertically, that you cannot render in ascii art.


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