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   Re: XML to Text questions

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  • From: Andrew McNaughton <andrew@squiz.co.nz>
  • To: Andrew Layman <andrewl@microsoft.com>
  • Date: Wed, 31 Mar 1999 02:03:26 +1200

> Q: "What tools are available for translation of XML into text?"
> A:  Take a look at XSL.  Information on this and other XML-related
> activities can be found at http://www.w3.org/XML/Activity.html.

This is potentially misleading.  XSL produces as output an XML document.  It cannot be made to produce text which is not well-formed.  Specific XSL processors may provide extensions to handle this.  I believe SAXON does.

Other alternatives worth considering might include DSSSL and perl.

Andrew McNaughton
Andrew McNaughton

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