Language to describe document formats?
29 Apr 1996 23:01:56 -0400

          From comp.compilers

Related articles
Language to describe document formats? (1996-04-29)
Re: Language to describe document formats? (Alaric B. Williams) (1996-05-03)
| List of all articles for this month |

Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: 29 Apr 1996 23:01:56 -0400
Organization: Compilers Central
Keywords: question

I wonder if it is possible (I mean easy really) to define a language
to describe the formats of, say, wordprocessor documents. Such
language would help user applications to read from/write to the
required format. Currently, in many applications each document format
is supported using one module for read and another module for write;
each has to be written/debugged/installed separately. With a format
language, one specification is enough. And we save those time
otherwise spent on writing yet another conversion utility.

And I can please my colleages here who have documents in exotic
formats :)

Nor Jaidi | email:
Department of Mathematics |
Universiti Brunei Darussalam | phone: 673-2-249001 ext 309
Brunei 2028 | fax: 673-2-249003

Post a followup to this message

Return to the comp.compilers page.
Search the comp.compilers archives again.