Re: [xsl] Should XSLT be used to generate a plain text document?

Subject: Re: [xsl] Should XSLT be used to generate a plain text document?
From: Jirka Kosek <jirka@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2005 11:30:26 +0200
Chris wrote:

> I would like to know if it is possible to use XSLT to create a
> document, like the above example, from an XML file.
> I'm still new to XSL/T so i'm not really sure of its limitations, or
> even if this is something i should be attempting with with it.
> When i think about it transforming to plain text doesn't sound right,
> but some expert opinions would be good :)

XSLT doesn't have any built-in support for wrapping paragraphs and
layouting tables. You can do this sort of task in XSLT, but it is a lot
of work.

I would suggest you little bit different approach. Write stylesheet that
will produce HTML output from your XML files. Then use some text-based
web browser (lynx, links, ...) to render this HTML into plain text. This
way HTML browser will take care of laying out text -- which is the
hardest part of your problem.


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