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   Re: XML convertor generator

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  • From: Paul Janssens <paul.janssens@skynet.be>
  • To: xml-dev@ic.ac.uk
  • Date: Thu, 25 Mar 1999 10:57:27 +0100

In answer to questions:

Conversion is TO xml. The intention of the tool is to ease the
conversion of non-markup data to markup, be it once-and-for-all or
repeatedly (source code analysis.) Coded in C and bison for maximum
throughput. Source will be open (after some more cleanup).

As I said early, there's a lot of missing functionality at the moment
(Unicode, escaping, DTD generation, a DTD for the input format) but it
can allready do simple stuff, like converting simple mathematical
expressions to math-ml.

It makes sense to have some semantical additions during the conversion
(If you're converting a programming language, it would be nice for
variable or procedure references to have an IDREF to the variable or
procedure declaration, becauses it adds validition) but a lot of this
stuff can be done as postprocessing, transforming xml to xml, which is
more elegantly done in scheme-like languages.

Paul Janssens - paul.janssens@skynet.be

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