May 26, 2018

Generate well-formed XHTML documents from POD format documentation

There’s PodPXML and PodXML, so why do we need PodXhtml? You need an XSLT to transform XML into XHTML and many people don’t have the time or inclination to do this. But they want to make sure that the pages they put on their web site are well-formed, they want those pages to use stylesheets easily, and possibly they want to squirt the XHTML through some kind of filter for more processing.

By generating well-formed XHTML straight away we allow anyone to just use the output files as-is. For those who want to use XML tools or transformations they can use the XHTML as a source, because it’s a well-formed XML document.

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