Re: [unrev-II] XSLT, plinks, and "article" type

From: Eugene Eric Kim (
Date: Mon Jul 23 2001 - 14:35:09 PDT

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    On Mon, 23 Jul 2001, Eric Armstrong wrote:

    > It might not too hard to add plinks to the HTML output.
    > That would make for some pretty useful HTML.
    > (On the other hand, it might turn out to be damn near
    > impossible -- XSLT's "variables" are a little less
    > than useful. There is no way to transfer a value
    > generated in one template to other templates!)
    > If I *can* get XSLT to generate plinks, then a little
    > additional work creates a fairly usable XML structure
    > for authoring.

    Purple uses a Perl script to manage addresses, which are simply XML
    attributes, and then uses XSLT to generate the HTML. You may want to
    check it out:

    I've tinkered with the idea of using XSLT to manage the addresses as well,
    but I'm not sure exactly how to do it yet. Probably the cleanest solution
    would be to do the address management in Java and the XML transformations
    using xt or Saxon, all in a single Java executable. I haven't bothered
    pursuing either of these paths, though, because Purple works great for me
    as is.


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