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Conversion of style based documents to arbitrary XML formats using externalized rule database. Disclosure Number: IPCOM000016178D
Original Publication Date: 2002-Aug-16
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-21

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Disclosed is a mechanism for converting style based WordProcessor documents to XML or HTML format using a set of externalized rules to determine the markup to be applied to the resulting converted documents. Style based Word-processor documents use style names associated to individual paragraphs which signify the markup to be applied to that paragraph (See fig 1). In addition style names marking runs of text within a paragraph indicate character level attributes such as bold or underline (See fig 2). Fig 1 : A wordprocessor document showing a number of paragraphs using different styles. Fig 2 : A wordprocessor paragraph showing character level styling.