Going to have to convert XML to LaTeX

Seth W.Klein sk at sethwklein.net
Wed Feb 19 13:13:55 PST 2003


Seth W.Klein <sk at sethwklein.net> wrote:
> jsmaby at virgo.umeche.maine.edu wrote:
> > 
> > > ... It seems we have a quandry here as TeX leans
> > > more towards printed output and XML leans towards HTML output, yet we
> > > need both hopefully without 2 versions of the book. :\
> > 
> > Actually, the XML's HTML output is quite nasty, which is why it's
> > processed with htmltidy before being put online. [....]
> 
> Do NOT FUD like this.
> 
> First, XML does not produce HTML. It is XSLT that produces HTML or
> anything else from XML.
> 
> Second, the HTML you're complaining about is the HTML produced by
> the DocBook XSL stylesheets. [...]

And now it's my turn. IIRC, both books are still using the DSSSL
stylesheets and openjade. My apologies to the Docbook XSL stylesheets.

So the HTML output mentioned above doesn't prove the inferiority of
XSL; it isn't even generated using XSL.

cheers,
Seth W. Klein
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