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===== Introduction =====

PlantUML defines a standardized way to encode diagram text description to a simple string of characters that contains only digits, letters, underscore and minus character.
The goal of such an encoding is to facilitate communication of diagrams through URL (see [[server|server]]).
This encoding includes compression to keep encoded strings as short as possible.

The encoded metadata is stored in the generated PNG, so the diagram source can be extracted from the diagram itself! (see [[server#metadata|server]]).

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