Re: Best tool for migrating html to xml??

Subject: Re: Best tool for migrating html to xml??
From: "Eric J. Ray" <ejray -at- raycomm -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 15 Jul 2002 13:12:38 -0600 (MDT)

I'd suggest using Tidy (
for cleanup of HTML and/or conversion to XML or XHTML.
Then, once you're in XHTML or XML, you can use XSLT to
upconvert to more logical and coherent element names
(if you're lucky enough to have enough regularity in
your files to be able to do so).

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

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

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