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


Help: OASIS Mailing Lists Help | MarkMail Help



   Re: XSLT question

[ Lists Home | Date Index | Thread Index ]
  • From: Philip Gooch <philg@easynet.co.uk>
  • Date: Wed, 23 Aug 2000 19:26:17 +0100

Omnimark is the best tool for taking plain text and getting into XML or SGML. In
a single script, you can send the result of your translation to the parser, feed
the output from the parser back into 'element' rules, and take the output of the
element rules as your final output.



Mike Brown wrote:

> I wrote:
> > <?xml version="1.0"?>
> > <!DOCTYPE allTheData [
> >       <!ELEMENT allTheData (#PCDATA)>
> >       <!ENTITY theFile SYSTEM "data.txt">
> > ]>
> > <allTheData>&theFile;</allTheData>
> It should also be noted that data.txt in this example will have to have all
> its < > and & characters properly escaped, as the file is a "parsed" entity.
> And even then, you're stuck with XSLT/XPath's functions for accessing the
> data, which means substring nightmares.
> Like Mark Hu said, better to write something else that will XML-ize your
> data. Then you can manipulate it with XSLT.


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

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