Special characters and XML-to-WML problem

Subject: Special characters and XML-to-WML problem
From: keshlam@xxxxxxxxxx
Date: Fri, 11 Aug 2000 09:49:19 -0400
>I don't want to use <xml:output method="text">, cause this is just
>wrong and ugly.

If WML isn't syntactically compatable with either XML or HTML, XSLT
considers it text.

If text isn't an acceptable solution, consider generating an XML equivalent
of your WML, then post-processing through non-XSLT code to convert it into
WML syntax. You can probably come up with an XML version which makes this
postprocessing fairly trivial. Folks have done exactly this when they've
wanted to use XSLT to generate LaTeX or other languages that don't have
native support in XSLT.

You don't even have to give up much performance, if you use an XSLT
processor which can output to a SAX stream or DOM; write a serializer which
takes these and converts them direct to WML syntax. Unfortunately XSLT
doesn't have an official API, so there's no standard way to plug in a
custom serializer; check the docs for your implementation to see if/how you
can do this.

Joe Kesselman  / IBM Research

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