Precision Graphics Markup Language

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Precision Graphics Markup Language
First published10 April 1998 (1998-04-10)[1]
OrganizationWorld Wide Web Consortium
Base standards
Domain2D graphics language

Precision Graphics Markup Language (PGML) is an XML-based language for representing vector graphics. It was a World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) submission by Adobe Systems, IBM, Netscape, and Sun Microsystems, that was not adopted as a recommendation. PGML is a 2D graphical format, offering precision for graphic artists, guaranteeing that the design created will appear in end user systems with the correct formatting, layout and the precision of color.

PGML and Vector Markup Language, another XML-based vector graphics language W3C submission supported by Autodesk, Hewlett-Packard, Macromedia, Microsoft, and Visio Corporation, were later joined and improved upon to create Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG).


The ArgoUML CASE tool is able to export UML diagrams in PGML.

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Al-Shamma, Nabeel; Ayers, Robert; Cohn, Richard; Ferraiolo, Jon; Newell, Martin; de Bry, Roger K.; McCluskey, Kevin; Evans, Jerry (1998-04-10). "Precision Graphics Markup Language (PGML)". W3C. Retrieved 2021-04-04.

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