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From "Andrew C. Oliver" <acoli...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Excel generator
Date Thu, 01 Aug 2002 15:25:38 GMT
Sven Kuenzler wrote:

> About the Source vs Generator issue: I found a post by Sylvain [1]. It 
> does not separate the Source and Generator concepts completely but the 
> bottom line seems to be
> - If you have a format with some "natural" xml respresentation, it's a 
> source (Like Excel->MS's Excel-XML?) 

Its not *that* natural.  There is an amount of parsing/etc that would 
have to happen.

>
> - If you have a binary format which needs to be parsed to XML, it's a 
> generator (Like XLS -> Gnumeric?)

makes sense.

>
>
>     Sven
>
> [1] http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=xml-cocoon-dev&m=102576977207135&w=2
>
>  Andrew C. Oliver schrieb:
>
>> Explain, elaborate.
>>
>> 2 Why would you want to do it at the transformation point?
>>
>> Sven Kuenzler wrote:
>>
>>> Something that just came to me thinking of the dicussion about an 
>>> ExcelGenerator: What about implementing it as (Writeable)Source 
>>> instead? That way you could use it with SourceWritingTransformer and 
>>> friends, not only as pipeline starting point.
>>>
>>>      Sven
>>>
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