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RE: [xml-dev] sets of parsing rules

> 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).

I'm not sure why you are doing this yourself, when the job has already been
done. Pick up John Cowan's TagSoup parser, and just plug it in as the parser
front-end to Saxon, and you will be able to run your stylesheets on the HTML

Michael Kay

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