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From: Ilya Shlyakhter <ilya_shl@alum.mit.edu>
To: B Smith-Mannschott <bsmith.occs@gmail.com>
Cc: emacs-orgmode <emacs-orgmode@gnu.org>
Subject: Re: suggestion: "native" orgmode XML export (and import?)
Date: Sun, 9 Aug 2009 16:14:39 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <4b11f87e0908090714u4df77408y851ed46551697e5b@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <28c656e20908090619r3ee89747we76b6d540b68cf95@mail.gmail.com>

> Out of curiosity, how would you want to handle textual content? Pass
> it through unchanged with org's wiki-like markup in tact, or somehow
> xml-ified?:
> *foo* --> *foo*
> *foo* --> <strong>foo</strong>

Probably the latter, since converting XMLified content to wiki markup
(or any other form) is easy and does not require manual parsing, while
the other direction is harder.
But for a first version, just leaving the markup as text would be fine too.

What would help a lot is, if XML content could be imported as a subtree.
Then you could have "python plugins" that take a subtree (or an entire orgfile)
converted to XML, process it into updated XML, and then that updated
XML gets imported
back into org and replaces the original subtree.   This would make it
easy for users
to implement something like http://tinyurl.com/nskzs8 , and probably
other custom

On Sun, Aug 9, 2009 at 3:19 PM, B Smith-Mannschott<bsmith.occs@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Aug 8, 2009 at 22:25, Ilya Shlyakhter<ilya_shl@alum.mit.edu> wrote:
>>> In the meantime, it would be useful to describe what kind of XML output
>>> do you want, because "XML" does not really describe anything per se.
>> I'm looking for XML output that would closely mirror the logical
>> structure of the org file, and that would contain all the information
>> in the orgfile (since it's easy to ignore the parts you don't need
>> during XML processing).  So, something like
>> <orgfile>
>>   <entry>
>>      <headline>Tasks</headline>
>>      <body>Here are the tasks I need to do</body>
>>      <children>
>>          <entry>
>>             <headline>Buy bread</headline>
>>             <todo-status>DONE</todo-status>
>>             <tags><tag>food</tag><tag>errands</tag></tags>
>>             <properties>
>>                 <property><name>Importance</name><value>1</value></property>
>> <property><name>Deadline</name><value><date><day>07</day><month>08</month><year>09</year></date></value></property>
>>             </properties>
>>           </entry>
>>        </children>
>>      </entry>
>>   </orgfile>
>> The details of the XML schema can of course change.   But it should
>> let you process org file data without having to parse any elements of
>> the org file (ideally, even dates) -- it would all be parsed by
>> orgmode's native parsing code and put into XML elements.
>> If there are questions about how to represent specific org elements in
>> XML I can try to write a more detailed spec.
> Out of curiosity, how would you want to handle textual content? Pass
> it through unchanged with org's wiki-like markup in tact, or somehow
> xml-ified?:
> *foo* --> *foo*
> *foo* --> <strong>foo</strong>
> // Ben

  reply	other threads:[~2009-08-09 14:14 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 10+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2009-08-06 14:54 suggestion: "native" orgmode XML export (and import?) Ilya Shlyakhter
     [not found] ` <1f38ae890908061457m7350ecfdw566e7ce9adc6f06e@mail.gmail.com>
2009-08-06 21:58   ` Andrew Stribblehill
     [not found]     ` <4b11f87e0908062305ue685293m633213469c47d0e8@mail.gmail.com>
2009-08-07  9:13       ` Andrew Stribblehill
2009-08-07  9:46         ` Ilya Shlyakhter
2009-08-07 11:44           ` David Bremner
2009-08-08  5:48           ` Bastien
2009-08-08 20:25             ` Ilya Shlyakhter
2009-08-09 13:19               ` B Smith-Mannschott
2009-08-09 14:14                 ` Ilya Shlyakhter [this message]
2009-08-09 17:00               ` Sebastian Rose

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