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Re: XML output and &latex; entity undefined

From: Patrice Dumas
Subject: Re: XML output and &latex; entity undefined
Date: Tue, 9 Feb 2016 11:15:32 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.20 (2009-12-10)

On Sat, Feb 06, 2016 at 11:58:29PM +0000, Karl Berry wrote:
>     Evidently most web browsers aren't intended to be used as viewers for
>     XML files following arbitrary DTD's.
> Evidently.  So I think the manual should say this, that the XML output
> cannot be viewed directly in a browser, and is thus only intended for
> further processing by other software.  It's not an expected outcome from
> my point of view.  -k

But the manual says exactly this:

     (Generated via 'makeinfo --xml'.)  XML is a generic syntax
     specification usable for any sort of content (a reference is at
     <http://www.w3.org/XML>).  The 'makeinfo' XML output, unlike all
     the other output formats, is a transliteration of the Texinfo
     source rather than processed output.  That is, it translates the
     Texinfo markup commands into XML syntax, for further processing by
     XML tools.  The details of the output are defined in an XML DTD as
     usual, which is contained in a file 'texinfo.dtd' included in the
     Texinfo source distribution and available via the Texinfo web
     pages.  The XML contains enough information to recreate the
     original content, except for syntactic constructs such as Texinfo
     macros and conditionals.  The Texinfo source distribution includes
     a utility script 'txixml2texi' to do that backward transformation.


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