Document to XML Convertor

Ding, Suli (GEIS) Suli.Ding at
Mon Nov 16 01:51:33 GMT 1998


Very good question. I spent part of this weekend to make "doc2xml" to
recognize a XML template file addition to the one you saw and used before.
An new option -xXML_template_file is added. The XML template must has
<TEMPLATE> tag as a template root. <HDTXT> and <TLTXT> can be used to wrap
message around the generated XML document. It must be specified as XML
comment. For example, 
	<!--<?XML version="1.0" ?><DocumentRoo>-->

<HEADER> is used to specified header, attributes can be specified as
attributes with <HEADER>. Five predefined attributes are reserved for the
Record Identifier (MATCH="nn"), alternate tag name (ALTTAG="nn"),
sub-element separator (SUB="nn"), element separator(SEP="nn"), record
terminator (TER="nn"). <RID> tag is used to tell where to extract
information from a record (or segment).

I updated the zip files except the one for SUN platform, you can get them

I converted the "edi.tbl" template file to a valid XML file and it is call
"edi.tbl.xml". It can be view at

Let me know how you think. I will update my web page when I have time.

Thanks and best regards,

Suli Ding

> ----------
> From: 	Petr Smolik[SMTP:petrs at]
> Sent: 	Friday, November 13, 1998 7:34 AM
> To: 	suliding at
> Subject: 	Document to XML Convertor
> Greetings from Brno!
> I like your "Document to XML Convertor" activity. It is exactly
> what is needed. My question for you is: why the template is not
> an XML document? Why to design a new parser when we want to have
> only one parser - "the XML parser"?
> I'd be glad to hear from you and wish you lots of success.
> p.
> Peter Smolik

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