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At 7:01 PM -0800 1/14/02, Dare Obasanjo wrote:

>Fine, so you state that his task is not what XSLT was designed for but what
>would you suggest he should have used instead to perform this task in a
>standards compliant manner? As Paul T mentioned earlier, DOM and SAX are too
>low level for such a task which leaves XSLT or simple treating the XML file as
>plain text and parsing it with Perl or some other scripting language.

I personally don't care whether or not Moertl uses a standards 
compliant tool to perform this task. Use what works. If I were tasked 
with his problem, I'd use XSLT to transform to TeXML 
<http://www.alphaworks.ibm.com/tech/texml> and then the IBM 
alphaWorks tools to transform that to TeX. Of course then I wouldn't 
be able to publish whining articles about how a hammer's a horrible 
tool based on my experiment using it to scale fish.

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