A brief introduction to XSL and xsltproc
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Sure, you can use pandoc to process your Docbook XML, but why not learn a little XSL this weekend?
You must have xsltproc installed. It's available from your software repository.
Here is some sample XML for you:
My name is <author>Foo</author>.
You're listening to <emphasis role="bold">Hacker Public
And here's the complete XSL as demonstrated:
<xsl:stylesheet xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform" version="1.0">
<xsl:template match="author" name="host">
<xsl:when test="$host = 'Klaatu'">
<xsl:when test="$host = 'Gort'">
Comment #1 posted on 2017-11-19T22:49:47Z by Dave Morriss
This was really interesting
I enjoyed this a lot. It was very clearly explained and the example was helpful.
I tried to understand XSL back in 2012 when writing Bash scripts to let me download music from Magnatune. They held their catalogue in XML at that time (now it's in a SQLite database) and I used xsltproc and XSL to extract stuff. I didn't find any very clear explanations of what could be done in XSL at that time, though I winged it by copying examples and using trial and error.
Your links seem to fill in many of the gaps in my understanding, so thanks for them too.
Comment #2 posted on 2017-11-21T07:37:38Z by Klaatu
Re: This was really interesting
Glad you enjoyed in! I just can't wait for your LaTeX episode!
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