[pmwiki-users] Announce: New SDML recipe/markup to create simple UML Sequence Diagrams

Martin Fick mogulguy at yahoo.com
Sat Feb 16 01:30:08 CST 2008

I would like to announce a small new recipe which
allows you to easily create ascii text UML Sequence
Diagrams in your wiki pages using a simple markup
language that I whipped up, SDML. 

SDML or Sequence Diagram Markup Language, is an
extremely simplistic markup language.  Below is some
sample SDML along with the textual sequence diagram
output that the recipe will create for it.


[Client, Proxy, DNS, Server
Query Name->
Answer IP<-
http GET >->

Sequence Diagram: 

  Client          Proxy           DNS         Server
     |              |              |             |    

     |----------Query Name-------->|             |
     |<---------Answer IP----------|             |
     |--http GET -->|----------http GET -------->|

As you can see, there isn't much to describing a
diagram.  SDML is simple but flexible and aims to
facilitate creating sequence diagrams with minimal
effort and typing.  SDML is inspired by abc music
tablature notation language. For more information
about SDML, visit here:


and/or visit the new SDML recipe page here:


Feedback welcome,


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