`server parsed' XML?

Richard Lanyon rgl at decisionsoft.com
Tue Nov 9 10:00:22 GMT 1999

On Mon, 8 Nov 1999, Danek Duvall wrote:

> What I want is to have a static xml file lying around, that has some sort
> of token in it that represents, say, the current date.  In my program, as I
> parse the xml file, I want to dynamically change that token into a string
> representing the date.
> That is, say I have a file foo.xml that contains in it:
>    blah, blah, blah &date; blah, blah, blah
> When I read it in on November 15, 1999, I want to get back
>    blah, blah, blah November 15, 1999 blah, blah, blah

This is more or less how "interpolations" work in XML Script
(www.xmlscript.org), although in this case you'd write:

blah, blah, blah #time()# blah, blah, blah

Then when this is processed by an XML Script processor everything between
the hashes (in this case, the time() built-in command) is evaluated.

Actually, time() gives UTC time, which probably isn't what you want, but
you could replace it with date_str("%d-%m-%Y",time()) or something

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