Using TeX to read SGML or XML directly
ConTeXt (mark IV) can process some
*ML, to produce typeset output directly. Details of what can
(and can not) be done, are discussed in
The ConTeXt WIKI.
ConTeXt is probably the system of choice for (La)TeX users who
also need to work in XML (and friends). (Note that ConTeXt
mark IV requires LuaTeX, and should
therefore be regarded as experimental, though many people do
use it successfully).
Older systems also manage, using no more than (La)TeX macro
programming, to process XML and the like. David Carlisle’s
xmltex is the prime example; it offers a solution
for typesetting XML files, and is still in active (though not
very widespread) use.
One use of a TeX that can typeset XML files is as a backend
processor for XSL formatting objects, serialized as XML.
Sebastian Rahtz’s PassiveTeX uses xmltex to
achieve this end.
However, modern usage would proceed via XSL or XSLT2 to
produce a formattable version.
- macros/context/current (or browse the directory); catalogue entry
- macros/xmltex/base (or browse the directory); catalogue entry
- macros/xmltex/contrib/passivetex (or browse the directory); catalogue entry
This answer last edited: 2013-04-11
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