Subject: Re: SGML to XML: Should I switch? How to switch?
On Wed, Jul 13, 2005 at 11:33:01AM +0700, Euis Luhuanam <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote a message of 66 lines which said: > why to switch Here were my reasons to switch. YMMV. 1) Good XML-only tools (RelaxNG for the schemas, Xpath to query data, XSLT and DOM to transform data, nxml-mode for editing with emacs) 2) I find that XML is better than SGML: understandable specification and realistic standard. 3) XML seems to be the future so, you'll probably have to switch one day, wether you like it or not. > how to switch?! It depends on the existing set of documents and on your present toolchain. For the documents, sx (also called sgml2xml), in the SP / OpenSP suite, can convert them. For the tool chain, you can, at the beginning, keep the same since every XML document is a SGML document (no, it's more complicated but it is at least partly true). > First, how much do I need to convert my current headers. Apparently, there is nothing SGML-specific in it, so XML tools will be probably happy. > Second, how would the command lines look like? The same command line should work (caveat: you may have some trouble, for instance to add the XML declaration, /usr/share/xml/declaration/xml.dcl on Debian).