I appreciate your frustration, but I think the best way for you to make
progress is to ask specific questions to get you over the hurdles one at a
time. Use the list talk@... for general XQuery coding questions, or
the xsl-list at mulberrytech.com for XPath and XSLT issues. Both these lists
are also quite helpful if your problem is at the design level rather than
the coding level. You can also use the saxon-help list or forum if the
problem is specific to Saxon. But in all cases, you need to state your
problem in explicit terms: what's your input, what's your desired output,
what progress have you made in getting from one to the other and what's the
current obstacle that needs to be overcome.
In working with TagSoup, you might find it easier for development purposes
if you separate the HTML->XML conversion phase from the subsequent
query/transformation phase. That is, first create an XML file in lexical,
human-readable form, that you can then develop queries against. When both
phases are working separately, you can then think about integrating them
together more efficiently.
The difficulty about writing tutorials is that they need to be highly
tailored both to the task in hand and to the previous knowledge and
experience of the reader. The other difficulty is that the more one writes,
the harder it is for people to find the exact information they are looking
> -----Original Message-----
> From: saxon-help-bounces@...
> [mailto:saxon-help-bounces@...] On Behalf
> Of Graham Reeds
> Sent: 14 August 2006 00:42
> To: saxon-help@...
> Subject: [saxon] Simple tutorials
> I am looking for some simple tutorials to help get me started
> on with Saxon and XQuery.
> I don't particularly want to massage from one xml file to
> another which precludes all the tutorials I have found so far
> on the 'Net (all of which involve books) _unless_ it is an
> intermediate step to extracting the data from the XML.
> Now I have a DOM that is built from broken HTML via TagSoup.
> I've tried using XPath to get the information I want but that
> rarely worked, in part due to TagSoup modifying the html from
> what DOMInspector saw to what the actual path into the file is.
> Spewing out the proceeds of the TagSoup didn't seem to work
> since the resulting file saved and renamed as HTML according
> to the validator was broken (but the DOM couldn't be created
> until the HTML was passed through TagSoup).
> So I am in need of some direction and a little help here.
> Thanks, Graham Reeds.
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