RE: [xsl] Re: Any Doc to XML converter ?

Subject: RE: [xsl] Re: Any Doc to XML converter ?
From: Peter Flynn <peter@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2001 09:51:31 +0100
At Thursday, 21 June 2001, Tim Watts wrote:
>> produces very clean XML for me; in what sense is it "mostly garbage"?
>> You're not thinking of the "save as HTML" or whatever that is 
>> are you?
>The article itself says that "The XML output by this application
>is very straightforward and very similar to the HTML output by Word 
> only
>describes the styles and formating, and doesn't really describe 
the content.

But Word files only have styles and formatting, so that it perfectly 
My reply to Joshua went to him only by mistake: I hadn't seen this 
before and I'm impressed that MS have produced it. 

I get a constant stream of users wanting to turn Word into XML, who 
to be able to push a button and have an abritrary Word file magically 
into DocBook or TEI or something. With this, I can now hand them back an
XML file which represents everything that was in their Word file :-) 

>A friend of mine is fond of saying "Who needs style when you've got
>It is "garbage" because it is high on style and low on substance.

You can't blame this conversion for that. GIGO.


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