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Subject:RE: migrating from Framemaker to XML/XSLT From:Chris <cud -at- telecable -dot- es> To:"TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com> Date:Fri, 29 Mar 2002 16:48:57 +0100
Not sure why this is titled "Migrating *from*..." You could consider
migrating *with* Maker to XML/XSLT. First off, Maker+SGML includes a
utility for mapping unstructured documents to a hierarchical
element-based structure, complete with attributes, entities, and other
such things. Once there, you have a clear round-trip with SGML. If
you're careful about 1) making your DTD XML compliant, 2) not using
UNICODE, and 3) not using namespaces, you can massage the SGML into XML
with very little effort. From there you have full access to XSLT.
The advantage is that you already have a good pagination machine. Suck
out the XML, transform it via XSLT, then a simple transformation from
XML to SGML, and you're ready to go to PDF, print, or HTML. And you
keep the value of your investment in Maker knowledge.
The other thing you might consider is asking Adobe if they have any
plans for Maker and XML support. Contact your Adobe representative and
see what he or she is at liberty to say.
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