Sebastian Rahtz wrote:
> Pablo Rodríguez wrote:
>> Has anyone any advice or suggestion that I should consider before trying
>> to use xmltex with TEI 5?
> in a word, "don't". xmltex is/was a very ingenious
> bit of work by David Carlisle (and I feel to blame,
> because I challenged him to do it), but its not up
> to the job of being a serious XML processor (especially
> for really complex stuff like TEI).
Thanks for your answer, Sebastian (and sorry for not having answered
Would your advice be the same couple of words ;-) if xmltex could be
integrated with xelatex out of the box?
Do you think that the problem is xmltex or are TeX's boundaries the
problem? I mean, do you think it is possible to develop a serious XML
processor using TeX as typesetting engine?
Which serious FOSS XML processors are available?
> explain what you want to achieve in the
> end, then I can maybe give you a better answer.....
I would like to have something similar to the XML module in ConTeXt for
XeLaTeX. I guessed this was xmltex. And if it is not,
XSL transformation to LaTeX source is fine, but it involves more than
one step only for generating PDF output.
I'm not trying to avoid either solving TEI's complexity in a single user
or a single tool or to learn how to write XSL stylesheets.
Would you consider FOP or XEP professional XML processors? As far as I
know they need XSL-FO. If XML and TeX are about separating content form
layout, XSL-FO seems to be a too complex way to typeset texts and it
would be not required by TeX.
But if FOP or XEP are serious XML processors, the question I'm missing
is what they have and xmltex does not.
I don't know whether I understand the complexity of the issue. TEI
(Lite) is by definition much more complex than its use by a single use
or project. But xmltex might be useful to typeset particular projects.
Even with XSL transformation into LaTeX source, adaptations are needed
to typeset particular projects.
Thanks for your help,