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RE: Conversion tools

Oh I just must of misunderstood the question of how to convert 
XML. e.g Word, Excel, Text to XML.  By text you probably meant other formats
like CSV, etc..., I just wasn't sure so I figure I'd ask and maybe cook up
another module:)


-----Original Message-----
From: Rod Davison
To: ''xml-dev@lists.xml.org' '
Sent: 07/23/2001 10:58 AM
Subject: Re: Conversion tools

An interesting problem, ordinary text to XML.

In my opinion (which may be totally surreal) it is a quantum leap to go
(1) conversion of one mark-up system to XML; to (2) conversion of plain
to XML.

Unless you are talking about simple format triggered conversions like a
of text gets converted to a <para> element or something like that, it
that you need some sort of text content understanding to decide how to
the text to a document structure.

Perhaps I missed your point?  

On Monday 23 July 2001 12:20 pm, Sterin, Ilya wrote:
> Well not sure how you would convert unmarked text to XML, if you have
> ideas, let me know.  But in Perl there are API for converting CSV and
> Excel, XML::Excel and XML::CSV as well as XML::SAXDriver::CSV and
> XML::SAXdriver::Excel.
> There are commercial and maybe some freeware tools that do that for
> but not sure if they provide APIs in other languages.
> Ilya
Rod Davison @ Critical Knowledge Systems Inc
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