[XeTeX] XeTeX maintenance

Philip Taylor P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk
Mon Apr 27 15:00:41 CEST 2015

Zdenek Wagner wrote:

> If you want to describe the page layout in a structured way, the <page>
> ... </page> markup might cause other mark up not well formed. Of course,
> if the XML is for your own purpose, you can do anything. Even if it is
> not suggested by XML experts, it may be helpful. And if you like to use
> XML regularly, I would strongly suggest to learn one of the schema
> languages (Relax NG or W3C Schema) and write the document using a
> validating XML editor. You have to invest some time but then it saves
> you a lot of work.

The data are entered as Excel, imported from Excel into oXygen,
validated against a custom schema auto-derived from the master sources
and then exported from oXygen as well-formed XML.

> Yes, I agree, I do the same. For instance, I do not use the geometry
> package but I have my own zwpagelayout. And if you develop something,
> you certainly learn a lot. It might be useful for you to see how SAX
> processors work. It is not necessary to study a code of any of them,
> just to see a brief description which SAX events are generated. It can
> be a good inspiration for your work.

Thank you, Zdeněk, I shall investigate as you recommend.
** Phil.

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