RE: [xsl] Converting a Batch File to XML

Subject: RE: [xsl] Converting a Batch File to XML
From: Deirdre Saoirse Moen <deirdre@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 23 Jul 2004 17:02:03 -0700 (PDT)
On Fri, 23 Jul 2004, Michael Kay wrote:

> This kind of thing is very much easier using XSLT 2.0
> * use the unparsed-text() function to read the text file
> * split it into individual lines using the tokenize() function
> * parse each line using xsl:analyze-string
> * arrange it into a hierarchical structure using xsl:for-each-group

You know, I think you may just have offered a light into an alternate from
perl maintenance hell. :) OK, it's as well-behaved as perl gets, but I
just can't think in that language.

Right now, I'm using a variant of this perl script:

But it seems that the .txt -> .xml translation *could* be done with XSLT
2.0 given your above statement.

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