Re: [xsl] library for parsing RTF

Subject: Re: [xsl] library for parsing RTF
From: Andriy Gerasika <andriy.gerasika@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 28 Jun 2010 02:07:26 +0300
For a language as rich as RTF, regular expressions are not going to get
you all that far: they are probably only suitable for writing the
lexical analyzer (or tokenizer).

RTF syntax is not that complex for requiring BNF parser.

assuming the following RTF:
{\rtf1\ansi{\fonttbl\f0\fswiss Helvetica;}\f0\pard
This is some {\b bold} text.\par

it can be easily converted w/ regular expressions to something like:
This is some <g><b/>bold</g> text.<par/>

where "g" equals to RTF's curly braces(group) and "sc" to semicolon in RTF.

not sure if BNF parser will produce something better...

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