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Subject: RE: [docbook] XML support in word 2003

On Mon, 26 Jan 2004, Alexander Voropay wrote:

> From: Jens Stavnstrup [mailto:js@ddre.dk] wrote:
> >> i have a Microsoft Word 2003 file Save As in XML using
> >> the WordML schema and id like to tranform and render
> >> it to html in docbook. to do this i used xsltproc and
> >> it gives me this error:
> >Your XML documents conforms to a different DTD i.e. the WordML DTD
> >(or actually conforms to a WordML Schema). To be able to transform the
> >WordMl documents to HTML, you will need to create XSLT templates,
> >which transform the document to HTML.
> >
> >You will not be able to use DocBook XSL for this job.
>  Is it possible (in theory) to transofrm a WordML DTD XML document
> onto another DocBook DTD XML document ? (DTD genetic Transformation ;)

Yes, it is possible. But as Camille pointed out, I am not sure if is 
legal. Looks like a catch 22 problem. Maybe you should consider Open 
Office instead ?



>  It seems it should be possible using a) MS Word Document template
> logically close to the DocBook semantic (<section><para><list>e.t.c.) 
> b) a "clever" XSLT script to transform one DTD tags into the another DTD
> tags
> (may be not 1:1)
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