Transforming HTML to NITF
Since the body of NITF (News Industry Text Format, a standard format for News content) is alot like HTML (in the simplest form), I'm allowing my users to create NITF using an HTML parser. I then pass the HTML through HTML Tidy to make it well formed XML and then through an XSL to make it NITF. I have come across a problem that I dont know how to fix and I need the communities help. the NITF has a <content.body> tag which is equivilant to HTMLs <body> tag. However, its children are far more rigidly defined in that it only allows elements as children. For my purposes, I'm allowed <p> <table> <ul> and <ol> tags (there are others but we don't use them yet). After passing the HTML through HTML Tidy, I might get something like: <body> <p> this is some text</p> <ul> <li>item 1</li> </ul> this is <em>emphasis</em> some more <b>text</b></br></br> <p>This is a new paragraph</p> </body> This would occur if I started with: <body> <p> this is some text <ul> <li>item 1</li> </ul> this is <em>emphasis</em> some more <b>text</b></p> <p>This is a new paragraph</p> </body> > I need to get the line: this is <em>emphasis</em> some more <b>text</b></br></br> > to end up wrapped in <p> tags (preferably without the <br>s) > > For clarity, the children of the body are: p ul | text() | em | text() | b | br | br p > I need to work with thos tags that have the | beside them as a single > block so that I can wrap the entire thing in a <p> tag. Since I don't know > the placement or the order or even the frequency of such situations (there > is no reason why I couldn't have more blocks that need to be grouped > together). The solution needs to be general. > > I really don't want to have to use scripting but if the best solution > requires it, I'm running MSXML 3. > > > Adam van den Hoven > Internet Application Developer > Blue Zone > tel. 604.685.4310 > fax. 604.685.4391 > Blue Zone makes you interactive.(tm) http://www.bluezone.net/ > XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list
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