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RE: [xml-dev] text to xml conversion

Hello Michael,

      Can you recommend some good tutorial on it? I want to take a  
look at it and use it.



Quoting Michael Kay <mike@saxonica.com>:

>>      I want to ask one question about covering text to xml
>> file. Is there any way to attach a schema to a text document
>> and parse it into xml according the rules defined in the
>> schema? Can I find such kind a tool, otherwise I plan to
>> write one myself. Please give me some references. Thanks.
> You can use a compiler-compiler such as JavaCC or Yacc to define the grammar
> for the text file, and to generate a parser in the appropriate language; by
> defining appropriate events for the parser you can then cause the output to
> be XML.
> However, most text files containing data have a syntax that can be described
> using regular expressions, and if this is this case it's probably more
> convenient to use the XSLT 2.0 functions unparsed-text() and
> analyze-string() to read and parse the text.
> Regards,
> Michael Kay
> http://www.saxonica.com/
> http://twitter.com/michaelhkay
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