In searching the Web for a tool that might help us convert our MS Word
finding aids to EAD-encoded XML without having to write Perl scripts and so
forth, I found something called Majix (available at http://www.tetrasix.com,
if you're interested). With this, I was able to convert a Word doc into an
XML doc, although the resulting file was not encoded with EAD tags (the
default elements in Majix include fields like "block element 1," "block
element 2," etc.). I don't think Majix will let you map your Word doc
straight to EAD; it wasn't clear from the documentation that the EAD DTD
could be substituted for the default DTD in Majix. So I imagine I need an
XSL stylesheet now to map elements from this new XML file to one that would
constitute a valid EAD document in XML.
Most of the examples and tutorials I've seen on XSL provide guidance on
transforming XML to HTML, but does anyone know how to transform XML to XML?
Are there examples out there that any of you know about? To indicate that I
want the output to be in XML, will a parser read those instructions *as* XML
or as stylesheet instructions? (I have very little experience with XSL,
although I'm trying to learn!) Many thanks for any suggestions.
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