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Subject: Re: [docbook-apps] Syntax coloring of programlisting

On Tuesday 09 November 2004 10:13, Oliver Horn wrote:
> Hi Frans,
> >I'm thinking about doing syntax highlightning of example code, typically
> > found in Docbook's programlisting[1] element. I've never seen this in
> > Docbook, only in web forums and such. Have anyone any experience with
> > this, or is aware of existing solutions?
> I've implemented something similar as XSLT extension function. The
> extension function takes two string parameters (the first parameter
> contains the plain code fragment, the second parameter defines its
> language) and returns an interim node-set representing the tokenized
> program. In a second step, the returned node-set can be processed
> further, e.g. transformed into formatted output.
> My implementation is written for SAXON 6.5 and makes use of the free
> jEdit Syntax Package [1] which performs the actual tokenization. The
> implementation is just a few lines of Java code. I think a similar
> extension for other (Java-based) XSLT processors or syntax highlighting
> packages would be straight-forward. If you (or anyone else) is
> interested in it, I can publish the source.

That would likely be useful, perhaps you can attach it to a mail in this 

In order to avoid future confusion, you could put a license header of your 
choice in every file.



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