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[xml-dev] Notation processors
- From: Bent Rasmussen <email@example.com>
- To: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2001 13:59:38 +0200
Ascending to XML
There are a lot of binary languages out there. I wonder, how can one
translate these into XML languages in the easiest possible way, without
having to program a module to perform the translation every time a new
binary language appears. The solution I think, is to build something similar
to an XSLT processor. Something which uses a translation specification for
each binary language.
I read that in the SGML world there is the concept of a Groove and a
Notation Processor, that is, a processors capable of creating SGML
representations of binary and other formats; or that's my understanding.
However this would seem not to include a generic system for specifying
binary formats. Is this true -- or has this wheel been invented? Of course
there's a limit to what such a translation system could do but I think it
could probably be used for quite a lot of formats without too many
extensions for special cases.
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