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Re: emacspeak-w3-xslt-filter The State of Web Browsing in Emacspeak [very long]



I myself haven't run into trouble with w3 applying css -- since I
had the wrapper advice around the css parser in my environment
(now checked in in emacspeak-w3).

If there is some other reason to strip out CSS bits from a page
before handing it to w3, writing a strip-style.xsl should be
trivial and is left as an exercise to the reader.

An XPath tutorial is again outside the scope of Emacspeak docs,
but you might want to write a short section as a means of
teaching it to yourself.



>>>>> "Robert" == Robert D Crawford <rdc1x@comcast.net> writes:
    Robert> "T. V. Raman" <raman@users.sf.net> writes:
    >> Command: emacspeak-w3-xslt-filter Surprized you asked
    >> about this one --- it basically is a work horse command
    >> for exploring pages and is extremely useful.
    Robert> 
    Robert> All I needed, I think, was a push in the right
    Robert> direction.  This one also seems like a more advanced
    Robert> function, more intended for the development of tools
    Robert> than for direct execution.
    Robert> 
    Robert> I think I will add this to the document anyway.  I
    Robert> can see where it might be useful for a user to grab
    Robert> only the form elements of a page.  A brief
    Robert> explanation of XPath might be in order.
    Robert> 
    Robert> Looking at things from the perspective of a tool
    Robert> builder, I think this is the greatest thing since
    Robert> sliced bread.  This would make it possible to create
    Robert> a filter to do several things.  For example, I could
    Robert> write a filter based on sort-tables that removes the
    Robert> style tags from a page before handing it to w3 to
    Robert> render.  This might solve the problem of w3 applying
    Robert> styles that are defined in the document even though
    Robert> w3-honor-stylesheets is nil.
    Robert> 
    Robert> rdc -- Robert D. Crawford rdc1x@comcast.net
    Robert> 
    Robert> Using words to describe magic is like using a
    Robert> screwdriver to cut roast beef.  -- Tom Robbins
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