On Wed, 25 Apr 2007, Clayton wrote:
Is there any thought or (future) plan to use MediaWiki as an input source?
That'd be pretty ugly, IMHO. We have thought of it and it would be
wonderful if there were any way that wouldn't involve messy tweaking of
the "so-called" XML you'd get if you ran some basic conversion scripts
over the Wiki files.
XML to Wiki, as you said, is pretty straightforward, but going from Wiki to
XML you'd get just the very basic of markup if any and would have to do lots
and lots of manual tweaking to the Wiki-originated XML, before it blend in
with the other generic doc.
Has anyone successfully managed to go from MediaWiki
source to XML and
then on (via Apache FO) to PDF? (the XML to PDF is relatively easy...
it's the Wiki to XML that's looking ugly to me).
Yep. Ugly is the right word for it, I am afraid. The XML to PDF being easy
depends on whether your layouts and stylesheets are supported by FOP :(
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