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RE: XSLT text output - better formatting possible?
Subject: RE: XSLT text output - better formatting possible?|
From: James Robertson <jamesr@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2000 13:48:36 +1000
At 03:03 26/10/2000, Weakliem, Gordon wrote:
Or since the output is C++ code, you could just pipe the output through a
pretty priter (with no additional markup), there's lots of free ones
available, one that comes to mind is GNU indent. Seems like the effort
required to get the XSLT processor to give nice output would be orders of
magnitude more than just applying an external program.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Sebastian Rahtz
> Sent: Wednesday, October 25, 2000 9:27 AM
> To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: XSLT text output - better formatting possible?
> Lyn K. Finman writes:
> > QUESTION: is there a better way to generate basic text
> files from XML
> > than specifying "text" output from XSLT and liberal use of
> How about using "text" output, and interspersing troff markup in it,
> and running the result through groff, which would make fine ASCII
Alternatively, you might want to explore using Omnimark instead
of XSLT. This has quite a few features related to text formatting
(including line-wrapping), and will give you absolute control over
how every character is written out ...
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