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From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-07-09 12:06:49

At 06:24 PM 7/8/2002, William E. Kempf wrote:

>A suggestion... instead of generating HTML I'd generate XML. You can
>generate HTML from the XML using XSLT. The reasons for doing this:
>* The resulting XML file can be used for a lot more then just giving a
>pretty report on the web. For instance, it could be used by a script
>creates an installation package for a given platform which would exclude
>libraries that are not supported by that platform (just an example off
>top of my head).
>* It's fairly easy to tweak the XSLT file for specific formatting
>requirements. For example, you could use different XSLT files to
>HTML pages both for what libraries a specific compiler supports and what
>compilers a specific library supports in addition to the normal matrix
>for status information today. This could be useful for compiler vendors
>(among others), as they could generate reports tailored to their business
>needs with little effort.

Hum... I've read a lot about XML but have never actually tried to use it.

What set of tools do you use/recommend?


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