Re: (dsssl) DSSSL engines for ASCII output

Subject: Re: (dsssl) DSSSL engines for ASCII output
From: "John R. Sheets" <dusk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2001 10:24:08 -0500
On Apr 17, 2001, jany.quintard@xxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> On Sun, 15 Apr 2001, John R. Sheets wrote:
> > What's the best way to output straight ASCII, based on a DSSSL
> > stylesheet?  I didn't see any Jade backends that would help.  Any
> > other tools that I can use for SGML->ASCII transformations?  Am I
> > better off sidestepping DSSSL altogether and hacking together a custom
> > perl or python script (or whatever) for ASCII output?
> For this I use the SGML backend with an entity to build the file and I
> output the text using (literal ...).
> I think the result is easy to transform using perl, python.

Could you give a quick example of what's involved here?  Why is the
entity flow object so critical here?

Incidentally, I just checked out the latest OpenJade devel version
from CVS, and it looks like there's some support for a text backend.
Does anyone know the maturity of this, and when it might actually be
usable?  I haven't gotten it compiled yet, so for all I know it might
be usable now.  (c:  Doesn't look like the text backend exists in the
stable tree.



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