Dexter is a tool that allows users to define extended attributes which can be associated with descriptors and editors. These attributes can be embedded into any well-formed XML document. The resulting embellished document, the 'source', is then input to the dexter engine. This will generate one or more XSLT stylesheets describing the input document interpolating editor modifications and any instructions specified by the descriptors. As dexter's operations are specified exclusively with extended attributes, all but the most unforgiving of XML content viewers will continue to see the decorated source exactly as the designer saw it before.
a2pdf converts plain (ASCII) text files to documents in the PDF format. Its features include optional line/page numbering, multiple font support, syntax highlighting for Perl source code, and customizable headers and footers. Binaries are available for Linux x86, Mac OS X (Intel), and Microsoft Windows platforms.
HEBCI is a technique that allows a Web form handler to transparently detect the character set with which its data was encoded. By using carefully-chosen character references, the browser's encoding can be inferred. Thus, it is possible to guarantee that data is in a standard encoding without relying on (often unreliable) Web server/browser encoding interactions.
html2db.xsl converts an XHTML source document into a Docbook output document. It provides features for customizing the generation of the output, so that the output can be tuned by annotating the source, rather than hand-editing the output. This makes it useful in a processing pipeline where the source documents are maintained in HTML, although it can be used as a one-time conversion tool too.
The PyGE project aims to provide free cross-platform desktop applications to make the growing collection of copyright-free literary works from Project Gutenberg more accessible to the typical computer user. The suite includes PyGETS, a program for searching and downloading available PG e-texts, PyGEMZ, a program for converting e-texts to a format suitable for both desktop and Palm PDA usage, and PyGERS, a program for comfortably viewing e-texts which includes basic text-to-speech capabilities.
IDX-DocBook2LaTeX is a stylesheet which translates DocBook documents into LaTeX. It is written in Perl, using the XML::XPathScript package from AxKit. It features the ability to handle tables, indices, figures, footnotes, and more. The XSLT-like templating philosophy built into XPathScript makes it easy to extend.
HaXml is a suite of libraries and tools for manipulating XML documents in Haskell. It includes a parser, a pretty-printer, a validator, a combinator library for transforming documents, and converters for changing a Haskell datatype into an XML DTD, and for changing an XML DTD into a set of Haskell datatypes. There are also tools for a query language based on XQL.