david at megginson.com
Fri Feb 19 01:07:48 GMT 1999
Clark Evans writes:
> Are there any parsers that will accept 'mail' and
> generate corresponding XML?
> The rewrite program would:
> 0) Transform reserved characters > < & into
> > < & and handle other trivial
> conversions such as this.
> 1) Transform the 'headers' into XML structure.
> sender="clark.evans at manhattanproject.com"
> to.1="xml-dev at ic.ac.uk"
> 2) Leave valid XML/HTML alone if possible.
Wrong -- or, to put it differently, it should leave content with
text/html and text/xml alone, but it should not try to recognise
markup in text/plain.
> 3) Add a <mail> </mail> and <p> </p> for non-xml
> non-html mail.
I don't think that adding <p>...</p> is a good idea -- if the body of
the message is text/plain, then it should be treated as a blob of
All the best,
David Megginson david at megginson.com
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