Re: ANN: TeXML enables transform for typesetting without fo'
dcl@xxxxxxxxxx writes: > TeX is a typesetting language widely used in academic publishing, > especially in mathematics. A TeX processor will output PostScript, PCL, > and other printer formats. > > TeXML is an XML vocabulary for describing TeX syntax. You write an XSL > style sheet to translate your XML into TeXML. A small, simple program may > readily translate TeXML to TeX. > I find TeXML a very interesting project, but I do worry about the implication that it makes TeX accessible to the average XML user. Using an XSL to TeXML conversion has the advantage that: - you dont have to worry about escaping \ and such like trash - you see familiar < > syntax - you can validate the result against a DTD (of marginal utility, perhaps) BUT it does not absolve you from learning TeX, LaTeX or whatever, and implementing the TeX commands. that is to say, the output <cmd name="signature">thanks for the all fish</cmd> still means that someone must define \signature for you. I think TeXML should be used, in preference to literals, but it isnt a silver bullet.... Sebastian XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list
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