Re: (dsssl) SGML to XML

Subject: Re: (dsssl) SGML to XML
From: Narinder Garg <narinder_g@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 23 Feb 2003 21:35:57 -0800 (PST)
Hi Didier,
Thanks for the clarification, these examples have made it more clear. I think I can do with these
It is not that learning DSSSL is a Problem I would really like to master it. I just want to make
sure that by starting with DSSSL now I do not get stuck in latter stage. The way I am currently
doing using sx.exe, it is almost done. I was trying to get information on DSSSL, as using it my
conversion will then be a single step. Also i have not found a quick reference guide for DSSSL,
like we have for XSLT (chapter 17 of XML bible). The things that i have come to know from this
list I think I can start working on DSSSL. But I am not sure how I can access the parent,
ancestor, following-sibling, etc. Also I not sure how to process a tag like <f>string of
text<sup>1<sub>2</sub> another string</f> to mathml expression like <math><msubsup><mrow>string of
text</mrow><mn>1</mn><mn>2</mn></msubsup><mrow>another string</mrow></math>. Please can I have
some more references or some sample DSSSL files. One more clarification what is the difference in
Jade and OpenJade. Is openjade more preferable than jade?

Thanks & Warm Regards,
> Date: Fri, 21 Feb 2003 14:16:04 -0500
> From: Didier PH Martin <martind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: RE: (dsssl) SGML to XML
> Hi Narinder,
> Narinder said:
> Thank you everybody for your response. But I guess I wont be using DSSSL as
> I require to process
> the SGML where I am moving elements nodes from ancestors, parent, following
> and preceding siblings
> etc. 
> Didier replies:
> I am confused Narinder. If you need to move elements from ancestors, parent,
> following and preceding seeblings, then DSSSL can, off course, do the job.
> Openjade actual restrictions are not about moving elements but more about
> matching with attributes (XSLT ex: match="@attr" or match="[@attr=`hello`]")
> when firing a contruction rule. So, if you need to move elements, DSSSL can
> surely do the job. 
> So, is the real cause the learning curve? (just asking that by curiosity) or
> because of any other limitation you didn't mentioned in the message?
> Cheers
> Didier PH Martin

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