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Re: Converting XML to ASCII

Hi Mark,

    The solution is simple get a xml parser, sax/dom (interface) and write an application that reads the content returned by the
parser and writes the output in whatever format you want to another file (ascii).

    Hope this helps.


Mark McClure wrote:

> Hi Chris,
> Thanks for the message!  What I need to do is take an .xml file filled with
> data, such as map coordinates, and strip the tags and format the output to
> comma separated ASCII text file to be imported by another program.  Does
> that make sense?  Thank for taking the time to respond.
> Mark
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Chris Loschen [mailto:loschen@texterity.com]
> Sent: Friday, January 26, 2001 4:15 PM
> To: Mark McClure
> Subject: Re: Converting XML to ASCII
> >I am extremely new to XML, and my boss asked me to figure this out.  Does
> >anyone know of any freeware apps that will do this conversion?  Maybe to be
> >incorporated in to a batch file...
> Hi, Mark!
> You're probably about to get a whole pile of replies to this. XML already IS
> ASCII: no conversion necessary. One of XML's big selling points is that it's
> made up entirely of lower ASCII characters, and no control characters
> are allowed.
> Perhaps you intended to ask a somewhat different question, like: is there
> a way to strip all the XML tags from an XML instance and output only
> the content? If you intended to ask something else, we'll need more
> specific information to help give you an answer.
> Good luck! Hope this helps.
> --
> --Chris
> ------------------------------------------------
> Texterity ~ XML and PDF ePublishing Services
> ------------------------------------------------
> Chris Loschen, XML Developer
> Texterity, Inc.
> 144 Turnpike Road
> Southborough, MA 01772 USA
> tel: +1.508.804.3033
> fax: +1.508.804.3110
> email: loschen@texterity.com
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