I opened the source code. The transcoders appear to be hardcoded java classes. No XSL involved.
My take on Open eBook is that it is presentation-centric. That's nice for making CDs out of books, but not nearly as usefull for doing literature searches.
From: John J. Deneen
How is Wiki's trancoding capabilities different from XSL Transformations (XSLT)? Does it incorporate XML Path Language (XPath), XML Linking Language (XLink), XML Pointer Language (XPointer), including specs for the Open eBook (OEB) authoring and publishing capabilities?
Also, the Open eBook Forum (OEBF) will host its First Annual Spring Meeting Series in New York City on May 22, 23 and 24, including its first General Membership Meeting on May 23. The OEBF, organized by representatives of some 35 organizations in December 1999, invites all stakeholders involved in electronic book publishing to attend meetings on May 22 and 23 to discuss standards, digital rights management, and "dual-stream" publishing - the simultaneous publication of print and electronic versions. These meetings are free and open to anyone in the electronic publishing community.
Jack Park wrote:
Looks like an even better Wiki is at:http://www.devtools.org/webtrans/ This one appears to be based on a Transcoding scheme. As a servlet, it paints HTML from a database of text.
From: Jack Park
For those interested in the Wiki web concept -- web pages anyone can edit -- there exists a Java version, called Jiki, athttp://www.distributedcoalition.org:8080/servlet/jiki-get/JikiJikiJava
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