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   Re: `server parsed' XML?

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  • From: James Robertson <jamesr@steptwo.com.au>
  • To: xml-dev@ic.ac.uk
  • Date: Tue, 09 Nov 1999 23:40:21 +1100

>On Mon, 8 Nov 1999, Danek Duvall wrote:
> > What I want is to have a static xml file lying around, that has some sort
> > of token in it that represents, say, the current date.  In my program, as I
> > parse the xml file, I want to dynamically change that token into a string
> > representing the date.
> >
> > That is, say I have a file foo.xml that contains in it:
> >
> >    blah, blah, blah &date; blah, blah, blah
> >
> > When I read it in on November 15, 1999, I want to get back
> >
> >    blah, blah, blah November 15, 1999 blah, blah, blah

Have you considered pre-processing
the file using a standard text manipulation

AWK/Perl/Python spring to mind.
You could also do it with Omnimark.

(In Omnimark you would use the rule:

FIND "&date;"
         OUTPUT DATE

I'm a great believer in bolting together
the necessary tools in sequence to solve problems,
rather than using the one tool for everything.

And this is really a flat-file problem, not
an XML problem.


James Robertson
Step Two Designs Pty Ltd
SGML, XML & HTML Consultancy

"Beyond the Idea"
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