Re: Best tool for migrating html to xml??

Subject: Re: Best tool for migrating html to xml??
From: Geoff <geoff -at- userdox -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 15 Jul 2002 21:41:05 +1000


At 10:32 AM 15/07/2002 +0200, Tim Ross wrote:

We are switching from FrontPage to Docbook and XMetaL to create xml -> html
content. What is the best way to migrate all the existing html content into
xml? We will still save it all as html and compile it as html help in the
build nightly, but need to have all the content in xml because part of the
reference documentation content will be automatically generated from the
build. Short of copying each file into XMetaL, what is the best/quickest way
to get
it all in?

Tim


Tim,

I'm working on something very similar at the moment. I hope to have it complete in the next few weeks - if you can wait that long. It may not be precisely what you are looking for, as one of the requirements for my method is html written for the express purpose of converting to xml - but you can still take a look when I'm finished.

Just so you know, I'm converting from Word(purpose built template) to html using HDK(purpose built template), and then using Dreamweaver(purpose built template)/Perl to manipulate the HDK output. From there I'll be using Perl to convert the html to xml. It may not be efficient, but it's what I know how to use. What I have not yet covered is DTD/Schema generation.

Geoff



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