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Re: [xsl] UBB Code and XSLT

Subject: Re: [xsl] UBB Code and XSLT
From: "Karl J. Stubsjoen" <karl@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 10 Jan 2004 08:04:40 -0700

All right, how about a simplified HTML set of tags that XSLT will parse...
UBB for XSLT?  I really see the value in UBB type "tagging", but I'm being
told I need to write my own parser to parse the dang thing.

So far, what I've see on the net are UBB Message Forums.  Mostly PHP, and
such... I'm a vbscript kind of guy (classic ASP).


----- Original Message -----
From: "J.Pietschmann" <j3322ptm@xxxxxxxx>
To: <xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, January 09, 2004 1:31 PM
Subject: Re: [xsl] UBB Code and XSLT

> Karl J. Stubsjoen wrote:
> > I'm considering UBB code for the simple formatting needs that my clients
> > use when updating active content on my websites.  Would I write a
> > that could correctly translate the UBB code into valid HTML tags, or am
> > way off on this concept?
> (for everybody wondering, UBB is one of the many variants of "simplified
> HTML" used in web based bullentin boards, see for example
>   http://france.expats.tv/data/ultimatebb.php?ubb=ubb_code_page)
> The problem is that you can't match UBB code with XSLT templates, you need
> to parse a text string. It's not too hard to do a one-to-one translation
> from UBB into possibly malformed HTML, using d-o-e and the usual recursive
> string replace template. But if you want to deal with stray brackets and
> do some validation, you're probably much better off with another tool
> than XSLT 1.0. Most likely you'll find ready-to-use Perl, PHP or Java code
> in one of the open source BBs and Wikis. Search FreshMeat.
> J.Pietschmann
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