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Re: Are there any open source tools that work with xproc that convert html to well formatted text?

From: Alex Muir <alex.g.muir@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 1 Feb 2011 10:12:24 +0000
Message-ID: <AANLkTin2HgzQhoz-eT1KzYago0Ak59_CLPrXgL6amSRH@mail.gmail.com>
To: mozer <xmlizer@gmail.com>
Cc: XProc Dev <xproc-dev@w3.org>
I'm working with some html documents the style of which looks like say
a straight forward word document which when I tried saving as text
from firefox looked a lot like the HTML version in terms of the
spacing of the text content,, except some tables which were garbage.
So a subsection in the HTML was still easily determined to be a
subsection in the text because the presentational formatting specified
in the HTML was preserved in the text output.

I've found more success thus far identifying the different textual
elements of a text document than HTML perhaps because HTML has so many
possibilities of layouts whereas text is pretty simple thing to parse
out and identify where a table is or where a section, subsection is...

Does that make sense regarding the well formatted?

Alex


On Tue, Feb 1, 2011 at 9:54 AM, mozer <xmlizer@gmail.com> wrote:
> oups read too fast : I read "well formed"
>
> What do you mean by well formatted text representation ?
>
> Xmlizer
>
> On Tue, Feb 1, 2011 at 10:53 AM, mozer <xmlizer@gmail.com> wrote:
>> p:unescape-markup
>> or
>> p:http-request should do that
>>
>> Xmlizer
>>
>> On Tue, Feb 1, 2011 at 10:49 AM, Alex Muir <alex.g.muir@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>>
>>> I'm interested to have a step in a pipeline that converts HTML to a
>>> well formatted text representation.
>>>
>>> Are there any open source tools that do that that fit into xproc?
>>>
>>> Thanks
>>>
>>> --
>>> Alex
>>> -----
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>>>
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>>
>



-- 
Alex
-----
Currently:
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Previously:
https://sites.google.com/a/utg.edu.gm/alex/


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