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From "Thomas B. Passin" <tpas...@mitretek.org>
Subject Re: Cocoon the other way???
Date Wed, 31 May 2000 15:53:12 GMT
Srinivasan Ramaswamy wrote:

>
>I agree that one cannot have a general program to fish out the data
from
>PDF. But there are consumer companies which send out credit card,
insurance,
>bank and order confirmation statements in HTML, PDF or maybe even plain
text
>to the consumer. The business logic exists already - proven, tested and
>running. No one wants to tinker with the them. So you come up with a
>rogram  - restricted to a PARTICULAR output format ONLY - that will
convert
>this format to meaningful XML. Of course, you need some kind of
parameters
>like
>* a text present at a particular location beginning of the page or
>* after "From:" text in the document beginning
>and so on .......
>
Well, true enough.  I've done my share of parsing specific Postscript
formats for special purposes too.

Tom Passin


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