Re: WP conversion issues
>BTW something I'd like to see a lot more of are examples of markup decision >making and the reasoning behind them, like the Design Patterns movement in >programming. See Rick Jelliffe's SGML/XML Cookbook or David Megginson's Structuring XML Documents ( http://www.xmlinfo.com/books/ ) >Anyway, given a lump of styled text with font changes, bolding etc, there >seem to be several possible ways to map this. > >1) the obvious "HTML-style" of defining tags for <B> etc. and applying them >inline, then adding the XSL definitions to match. This has a huge benefit >of giving us HTML conversion in the same hit. Just look at Word97's Save as HTML to see why this isn't trivial. >2) some attempt to infer a document model, and defining the stylesheet on >the basis of location (eg: the word "school" within paragraph 1). This >feels very awkward but delivers cleaner text with separate styles. Hard to do generically. >3) conversion to RTF and encoding as same, on the basis that this will be >parsable by other tools as an embedded format in future. If you are happy to transport a presentational format around. James xml-dev: A list for W3C XML Developers. To post, mailto:xml-dev@i... Archived as: http://www.lists.ic.ac.uk/hypermail/xml-dev/ To (un)subscribe, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; (un)subscribe xml-dev To subscribe to the digests, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; subscribe xml-dev-digest List coordinator, Henry Rzepa (mailto:rzepa@i...)
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