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From SAXESS - Hussayn Dabbous <>
Subject Re: cocoon and non XML content ... (was Jackson... five?)
Date Mon, 13 Jan 2003 13:31:22 GMT
Oh, sorry for my question...

Is it possibly the TextParser generator, i am looking for ?
Could this parser also handle "unstructured text" as follows:

"Take out a peace of data from the input, replace it by
something else and finally make all of the stuff a valid
XML output..."


SAXESS - Hussayn Dabbous wrote:
> Hy;
> I struggled over following problem and wonder, if this is relevant
> and has been solved within cocoon:
> assume, you have some content, that is plain text, e.g. log reports.
> Now you want to use this text with cocoon. Naturaly you have to
> convert the text to XML. This could be done by writing a new
> generator of course, which would be specific to the data, it has
> to convert.
> Now assume, you have many different sources, that have to be
> transformed into XML.
> Wouldn't it be nice to have a generator at hand, that could be
> controlled via configuration? By this i can use one generator,
> then configure the conversion rules as needed, get the XML data
> out of it, then proceed within cocoon pipelines ...
> One possible use case (sounds like beeing a JTidy task, but it isn't):
> i have several servers, that produce very dirty HTML, intermixed with
> javascript. My generator shall gather data from these sites and
> not only convert html to xhtml, but also do some necessary modifications 
> within the javascript, which is certainly not a suitable task for XSLT 
> processing, nor for JTidy. i could think of regexp processing here...
> Rather than creating dedicated generators for every site, i want one
> generator, that can be configured to convert data dependent on the
> url, or whatever... I think, this is just another step towards
> real content syndication ...
> What do you mean?
> Any thoughts are welcome ...
> regards, hussayn

Dr. Hussayn Dabbous
SAXESS Software Design GmbH
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50935 Köln
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