Pier, Smalltalk and XSLT
philippe.marschall at gmail.com
Sat Oct 11 15:26:26 MEST 2008
2008/10/9, Steve Lloyd <steve.lloyd at ibo.org>:
> I'm currently investigating approaches to an update/rewrite of a
> publishing system we've developed (using Rails) which takes publications
> stored as Docbook XML and renders a series of webpages with navigation
> according to a set of common themes switched by metadata in the source
> file. Pier looks a promising candidate, either on Squeak or Gemstone/S,
> but I get the impression that Smalltalk XSLT libraries are fairly scant.
> Is this right? I guess there would be the approach of calling out via a
> web service or FFI to other libraries, but any advice would be appreciated.
You could also call xsltproc from the command line. This is probably
the easiest way to go on Squeak, you can use OSProcess. However on
GemStone this is problematic as well as FFI (it's supposed to be
changed with version 3.0). So if you go for GemStone you'd probably do
a web service.
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