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Re: [xml-dev] sets of parsing rules

linux? (bash, tcl, perl, etc)

Nathan Young -X (natyoung - Artizen at Cisco) wrote:
> Hi.
> I have seen parts of this question addressed but I think it's worth
> asking the whole question anyway, since I'm sure others have run into
> this problem but I haven't been able to dig up any best practices in my
> searching so far.  I may just need to search with the right terminology,
> in which case this should be any easy one for someone who already
> knows...
> I have an application that parses a large number of HTML pages.  A few
> of them are well formed XHTML but that's the exception rather than the
> rule.  By grabbing pages, manipulating them a bit (regexps have been
> sufficient here so far), then tidying them I can get them to a state
> where they are parsable XML.  From there I can use XSL to get them the
> rest of the way (although I have a process that allows me to run regexps
> here too, supplementing XSLT 1.0).
> The wrinkle is that I have several kinds of pages, each one requiring a
> distinct set of steps in order to parse it.  I'm starting down the road
> of modularizing the transforms so that I can handle more page types over
> time in a way that's transparent to the rest of my application.
> I've been exposed XML only pipelines, are there pipeline tools that
> allow for non-XML steps?
> ------------>Nathan
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> Nathan Young
> Cisco.com->Interface Development
> A: ncy1717
> E: natyoung@cisco.com 
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