OASIS Mailing List ArchivesView the OASIS mailing list archive below
or browse/search using MarkMail.


Help: OASIS Mailing Lists Help | MarkMail Help



   Re: XML to Text questions

[ Lists Home | Date Index | Thread Index ]
  • From: "Simon St.Laurent" <simonstl@simonstl.com>
  • To: "Norman H. Samuelson" <nhs@llnl.gov>, xml-dev@ic.ac.uk
  • Date: Mon, 29 Mar 1999 13:06:05 -0500

At 08:58 AM 3/29/99 -0800, Norman H. Samuelson wrote:
>What tools are available for translation of XML into text?
>We are working on a GUI that will write the information needed as input to
>a physics simulation code in XML, and we need to translate that into the
>grammar required by the physics code.
>Our goal is a GUI that will work for many different physics codes.  The
>translators are necessary because we do not want to change the physics
>simulation at this time to read XML directly.

You'd have to do some 'roll-your-own' work right now, but it probably
wouldn't be very difficult to write a SAX application (in Java) that does
what you need, taking the events generated by parsing XML and converting
that information into the text format you need.  The MDSAX library has some
display (really output generation) tools that might simplify managing that
process, but you (or another lucky programmer) could probably write a
fairly simple application as long as your XML and your final text output
have similar structures.

More on SAX - http://www.megginson.com/SAX/
More on MDSAX - http://www.jxml.com/mdsax 

Simon St.Laurent
XML: A Primer
Sharing Bandwidth / Cookies

xml-dev: A list for W3C XML Developers. To post, mailto:xml-dev@ic.ac.uk
Archived as: http://www.lists.ic.ac.uk/hypermail/xml-dev/ and on CD-ROM/ISBN 981-02-3594-1
To (un)subscribe, mailto:majordomo@ic.ac.uk the following message;
(un)subscribe xml-dev
To subscribe to the digests, mailto:majordomo@ic.ac.uk the following message;
subscribe xml-dev-digest
List coordinator, Henry Rzepa (mailto:rzepa@ic.ac.uk)


News | XML in Industry | Calendar | XML Registry
Marketplace | Resources | MyXML.org | Sponsors | Privacy Statement

Copyright 2001 XML.org. This site is hosted by OASIS