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RE: [xml-dev] XML to "HTML"

Can't quite see what the problem is. The standard HTML output method in XSLT
should work just fine. It should also be easy enough to use the serializer
from an XSLT engine without actually needing to do a transformation - but
the details depend on your platform.


Michael Kay

> -----Original Message-----
> From: David A. Lee [mailto:dlee@calldei.com] 
> Sent: 23 November 2009 13:05
> To: XML Developers List
> Subject: [xml-dev] XML to "HTML"
> I'm faced with the 'interesting' request of the web team to 
> produce HTML not XHTML.
> The request came to encode empty elements like  <BR/> as <BR> 
>  (and <HR/> as <HR>) The rationale is that they are trying 
> for maximum browser compatibility and CSS style capabilities.
> Although they could not actually point to an actual current 
> case where using XTHML syntax breaks things, nonetheless they 
> are insisting on not using it, "just in case" , "for 
> maximimal conformity".
> They also requested that if I use a tag that takes bodies but 
> the body is empty to not write it as <tag/> Example
>     <P/>  should be written as <P></P>  ....  although I 
> think I can waffle on this one.
> So I'm tasked now with having to convert reasonably good HTML 
> into 'perfect' HTML mainly fixing up these empty tags.
> Any suggestions ? The proposal from the web team was "Just 
> use perl to do regex replacements" ... Ug.
> I'm not going to use perl.   But I might resort to the equivlent of 
> using Java regex replacements on the final output phase.
> But maybe there is a 'better' way to do this ?   I'm not 
> enough familiar 
> with XSLT to know but it does have an "html" mode ... will it 
> do this kind of thing ?
> I'm hoping I don't need to write my own serializer and have 
> to actcually
> *parse* the 'HTML' to generate these reqirements ... so maybe 
> a regex is the best fit ?
> I'd love to run it through a trivial xquery or xslt filter in 
> "make the web team happy" mode ...
> Other suggestions welcome.
> --
> David A. Lee
> dlee@calldei.com
> http://www.calldei.com
> http://www.xmlsh.org
> 812-482-5224
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