RE: Automatic Omnimark to XSLT conversion tool?
> > >I would therefore like to know whether the list knows of any > > >efforts of converting Omnimark scripts to equivalent > > >XSLT-scripts, in order to reduce the number of technologies we > > >use. [..] > Also, you said that OmniMark was used in an SGML publishing process. > XSLT only works with XML, and can only serialize to a subset of XML > (i.e. only the document tree itself). What you may find > yourself having > to do is batch convert all your data to a simplified XML structure > first, then build your production chain around that new structure so > that you can use XSLT (which is why I stick with OmniMark for most > serious work...I'm not a big fan of tailoring the problem to fit the > solution). Thanks for your verbose reply. As far as I have learned, Omnimark is used for several things, one being a conversion to XML for further processing in our direction (the printing process is another pathway). The transformations needed at our level are quite simplistic though, and I have been able to reimplement most of them in XSLT already, even though it requires a smart XSL-transformation program to avoid building the whole data tree in memory. The final data tables in XML are then loaded to Oracle with a tool I've written similar to OracleXML. > I've actually thought about doing the opposite (i.e. an XSLT > to OmniMark > converter), but haven't had the time, and there probably > isn't much real > benefit in this either. Now you got me curious. What would the benefits be of such a program? > > Sorry I couldn't be of more help, Well, "No" is a fine answer. I would just feel a little silly if such a beast existed already, and we did not test it for our purposes. XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list
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