RE: XHTML to WML problem

Subject: RE: XHTML to WML problem
From: zuzmi@xxxxxxxxxxx (Z. Uzmi)
Date: Wed, 7 Jun 2000 09:28:12 -0700
Did anyone find any elegant solution to this problem of breaking the pages?


> >Hi all,
> >I want to convert an XHTML document to WML and deliver it to a
> WAP device.
> >However there is a limitation on the amount of information that
> can be sent
> >down to the WAP device - on Nokia 7110 I thinks its about 1.4Kb.
> I use XSLT
> >to convert to WML. I then need to break down this file into 1.4Kb chunks.
> >Has anybody out there done anything like this?
> A related problem which _may_ be Ch 19 of "Professional JSP"
> (Wrox, just out at
> you'll see one way of emergency-pruning of XSL output for WML limits.
> (The chapter is "Case Study: Weather with JSP, XSLT, and WAP", fwiw.)
> For instance, on page 682 there's
> <xsl:value-of select="pruner:prune($theSessionID,string($Zip),$Plim)"/>
> which turns out to mean "try to produce the zip code as pulled from
> the last database query of this httpSession, but don't go past a
> total of $Plim output characters since the last reset (which happens
> once per request). Notice that here we're pruning content, not tags,
> all tags are always produced; the actual output content will depend
> on the order of XSL evaluation, but correctness will not. (public
> class XSLPrune is on pp674-675; it's not complicated.)
>   If you have trouble with it, tell me :-) 'cos my co-author, Sasha
> Nakhimovsky, isn't on this list. (Nor is he on the amazon list of
> authors; they always mess up somewhere.) BTW, I've since learned how
> to do the XSL much better,  but not in any way that affects the
> pruning issue.
> It does work, but I would love to see a simpler approach, and I don't
> know how it would apply to your problem; not directly, of course. I
> suspect that the best approach to your problem is going to depend on
> the specifics of the problem; feel free to post more details. :-)
> Tom Myers
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