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From "Conor MacNeill" <co...@cortexebusiness.com.au>
Subject RE: Styler task extended to regular fragmentations, custom types.
Date Wed, 05 Sep 2001 08:01:23 GMT
Arnold,

I haven't had time to look at your task. I'm not sure we can accept LGPL
code into the Ant repository.

Peter, any insight?

Conor



> -----Original Message-----
> From: Arnold deVos [mailto:adv@langdale.com.au]
> Sent: Wednesday, 5 September 2001 5:47 PM
> To: ant-user@jakarta.apache.org
> Subject: ANN: Styler task extended to regular fragmentations, custom
> types.
>
>
> Hi,
>
> this is to followup an earlier announcement of an XML/XSLT processing task
> for Ant.  I've extended the styler task to allow custom parsers,
> transformers and serializers.  Based on that, I've added a transformer for
> "regular fragmentations" (see http://simonstl.com/projects/fragment/ ).
>
> I expect the ability to split up element content to be rather useful in
> pipelines with XSLT transformations.   Combined with the HTML parser it
> should make the styler task ideal for "screen scraping".
>
> One of our applications is to convert template.HTML->(styler
> pipeline)->skin.XSLT and then data.XML+skin.XSLT->(styler
> pipeline)->view.HTML
>
> The styler task makes useful combinations of XSLT transformations easy to
> specify in an Ant build file. Like the built-in task style,
> styler can apply
> a single transformation to a set of XML files. But it can also:
>
> * handle multiple transformations, in parallel or pipelined.
> * enable transformations that split or merge files
> * process non-XML files, especially HTML (based on JTidy)
> * apply non-XSLT transformation, especially "regular fragmentations"
> * use any custom XMLReader or XMLFilter class to handle new file
> formats and
> transformation techniques.
>
> Download under LGPL at http://www.langdale.com.au/styler/
>
> --
> Arnold deVos
> Langdale Consultants
> adv@langdale.com.au
>
>


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