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Subject: [boost] [Quickbook] Quickbook, SVG, graphviz dot
From: Matt Calabrese (rivorus_at_[hidden])
Date: 2016-08-23 15:15:31

This is something of a stretch, but I'm hoping someone has a simple
solution to my problem.

I'm using Quickbook and in my docs I'm including an SVG that I generated
from a graphviz dot file, which was also automatically generated from code
that I'm documenting. Inside each of the nodes in the graph contained in
the SVG, I would like to have source code snippets that are formatted in a
way that is consistent with code snippets that are embedded in Quickbook
files. Ideally, I'd like to even include Quickbook links in that source
code, though I think that's likely a bit harder (my Quickbook code snippet
files are usually written in a way that compiles in C++ but on the
Quickbook end also replaces known functions with links to their
corresponding docs -- I'd like to have that even in the nodes of the
generated graph).

I'm not certain where precisely to start as I'm rather far outside of my
usual domain here. I pretty sure that it must be feasible in some way, as I
know that SVG can embed links and use css, etc. but I'm not sure precisely
how I should try to tackle this. Perhaps I can create some kind of
post-process to run on the SVG that was generated from the dot file? Is
there something simpler than this?

Any ideas are appreciated.

-Matt Calabrese

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