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   RE: [xml-dev] "What use are plugins->XML" or "PDF 2 XML"

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> Acrobat 5 has a plugin called XMLExtract or somethign (free from Adobe I
> think) which attempts to extract XML.

What use are plug-ins that translate (DOC, PDF, etc) to XML???  I don't
think it would be easy, as the main advantage of using XML is that you get
to define the element names to suit the context.

Of course, I understand translating (DOC, PDF, etc) to an XML-application
like DocBook, XHTML, etc...

Jimmy Cerra
"Challenging the status quo at the expense of my status, ego..."

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Rick Jelliffe [mailto:ricko@allette.com.au]
> Sent: Saturday, May 04, 2002 2:03 AM
> To: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
> Subject: Re: [xml-dev] PDF 2 XML
> From: <Kevin.Gutch@mapinfo.com>
> > Are there any PDF to XML utilities in existence? I assume it is
> > to re-purpose PDF to XML.
> Acrobat 5 has a plugin called XMLExtract or somethign (free from Adobe I
> think)
> which attempts to extract XML.  If the document was created by a
> structured editor, such as FrameMaker+SGML, then there is a fighting
> that the XML won't be complete crap. Does anyone have experience with it?
> But people who want to use PDF or XML as archiving formats should beware.
> Old PDF locks up the data, and XML can have URL dependencies.  So for
> archiving, treat the XML as sub-SGML, not as super-HTML: make sure you
> archive all the resources for the document and change system IDs and links
> to refer to the local version, as snapshots.  (I guess you could also use
> catalog system to override the system IDs, but you don't know whether
> the software in the future will cope readily with catalogs, so I don't
> that the extra level of indirection is worthwhile.)
> Cheers
> Rick
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