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- From: Michael Smith <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: email@example.com
- Date: Tue, 19 Dec 2000 02:12:52 -0800
Steven Lewis <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Does anyone know of tools to help a human transform poorly formed
> XML into well formed XML - perferably open source and Java based????
Dave Raggett's "HTML Tidy":
Not just for HTML -- you can also use it to clean up XML. Read the
info at the site.
> There are a large number of open source editors for WELL FORMED XML.
> We have a project where, at least in version 1, human beings will be
> writing in XML and frequently will generate poorly formed XML .
I don't understand -- why will they be generating poorly formed XML?
What authoring application will they use?
You won't need Tidy or anything else if they author with a validating
editor, which will _prevent_ them from generating poorly formed or
invalid document instances. That's what validating editors are for.
You may get better feedback -- and general suggestions about working
with document authoring teams -- if you post your question to the
XML-Doc mailing list, which focuses specifically on authoring issues.
E-mail a blank message to email@example.com or visit:
Among the 1000+ subscribers on the list, I'm certain you'll get a
reply from someone who has dealt with an authoring situation similar
to yours -- someone who can provide insight that could help you.