[bitc-dev] XSLT question
dom at kilimandjaro.dyndns.org
Mon Apr 11 06:32:01 EDT 2005
Jonathan S. Shapiro wrote:
>Bother. db2latex doesn't really help me that much, since I'm not doing
But OTOH it is written in XSLT so the tricks it uses to deal with
whitespace are of interest, if you can understand the code (I barely can).
Aren't we misunderstanding each other there? My previous post talked
about two *different* DocBook -> LaTeX stylesheets:
http://www.idealx.org/DocBkXML2LaTeX/ -> written in Perl -> my stuff
http://db2latex.sourceforge.net/ -> written in XSLT -> works too, I
The latter somehow manages to do whitespace correctly so it has to be
possible using XSLT too :-).
In my previous email I was highlighting some incomplete findings I made
in db2latex's source while trying to answer your XSLT questions, so that
you can dig further. I mentioned Perl only as a self-serving plug,
apologies for disturbing the mindflow with that.
>I just can't stand Perl.
I'm not surprised :-) Although one can do clean, functional-style
programming in Perl too (I did, for my stylesheet), it simply is too
easy to cut corners with it to manage the kind of software quality
requirements we have all come to expect from you.
>>From your description, though, it sounds like you used some pre-existing
>module to normalize whitespace?
Uh, no. See above.
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Dominique Quatravaux <dom at kilimandjaro.dyndns.org>
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