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Method of the Use of XML to Hierarchically Arrange Regular Expressions for the Purpose of Applying Text Transformations to Source Code.

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000012242D
Original Publication Date: 2003-Apr-22
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Apr-22

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed is a method for using a combination of XML and regular expressions to build an easily-extensible and configurable text transformation engine. Generally, this text transformation engine can be used to perform any transformations that are possible in regular expression substitutions. Specifically, this text transformation engine can be used to add syntax color highlighting and HTML transformations to raw source code, enabling source code to be viewable within a web browser.