Going to have to convert XML to LaTeX

Heinz Kirchmann kirchman at dfki.uni-kl.de
Mon Feb 17 00:30:38 PST 2003


> If you create your own XML doctype (with or without an actual DTD) you can
> do everything in it that you can do with LaTeX and with an XSLT stylesheet
> you can convert it to exactly the same LaTeX as you would have written by
> hand. So IMHO, what you should do is
> 
> step 1) convert the book to LaTeX by hand to get the best print output
> possible
> 
> step 2) create an XML version that can be easily converted into the LaTeX
> from step 1, while at the same time maintaining as much distinction
> between content and representation as possible (i.e. don't simply create a
> 1:1 XML<->LaTeX mapping).
> 
> step 3) now work only with the XML version, getting the best of both
> worlds
I definitely second that!

Heinz

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