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Pod::AxPoint
Generate AxPoint XML slideshow from POD source.

Pod::AxPoint - Generate AxPoint XML slideshow from POD source.


NAME

Pod::AxPoint - Generate AxPoint XML slideshow from POD source.


SYNOPSIS


 use Pod::AxPoint;

 my $ax = new Pod::AxPoint;

 print $ax->process($pod);


DESCRIPTION

Pod::AxPoint converts POD input to AxPoint XML, which can be used to generate HTML Slideshows.

The script pod2axpoint delivered with Pod::AxPoint provides a commandline frontend for the module.

There is another script for this purpose on cpan, podslides-ax-magicpoint-0.01, but this creates a xslt transformation and doesn't support everything of AxPoint. That's why I wrote my own.


METHODS

new()

This creates a new Pod::AxPoint object.

process($pod)

This actually generates the AxPoint slideshow from the supplied POD string. Look at the POD section for details about the POD format.

Returns the slideshow as single string containing the AxPoint XML code.

syntax(%syntax)

You may call this before calling process() to overwrite the internal syntax map for mapping from POD to XHTML.

This is the default:


 %syntax = (

              head1       => "title",

              head2       => "title",

              text        => "plain",

              verbatim    => "source-code",

              b           => "b",

              i           => "i",

              c           => "source-code",

              f           => "i",

              g           => "image",

              list_number => "list",

              list_bullet => "list",

              list_text   => "list",

              item_number => "point",

              item_bullet => "point",

              item_text   => "point",

              table       => "table",

              row         => "row",

              cell        => "col",

              );

You are encouraged to keep this mapping as is.


POD

Beside the known perlpod markup some exceptions has been made:

Only the title =head1 is supported currently.

Images can be included using the tag G<image.png>.

Plain XML code can be included using the xml formatter, eg:

 =begin xml

 

 <title>Blah</title>

 

 =end xml

This way you add the required metadata block to your slide.


DEPENDENCIES

the Pod::Tree manpage perl module is required.

AxPoint is required. I used the FreeBSD port:


 /usr/ports/print/axpoint (axpoint-1.50)

Beside axpoint you need the Pod::Tree manpage for parsing POD.

AxPoint itself has a lot of dependencies, here are all the (FreeBSD) packages were installed:


 axpoint-1.50                   XML Based Presentations

 docbook-xml-4.2_1              XML version of the DocBook DTD

 expat-2.0.0_1                  XML 1.0 parser written in C

 fontconfig-2.3.2_6,1           An XML-based font configuration API for X Windows

 libxml2-2.6.27                 XML parser library for GNOME

 p5-XML-Filter-BufferText-1.01  Filter to put all characters() in one event

 p5-XML-Filter-XSLT-0.03        XSLT as a SAX Filter

 p5-XML-LibXML-1.62001          Interface to Gnome libxml2 library

 p5-XML-LibXML-Common-0.13      Routines and Constants common for XML::LibXML and XML::GDOM

 p5-XML-LibXSLT-1.59            Perl interface to the GNOME XSLT library

 p5-XML-NamespaceSupport-1.09_1 A simple generic namespace support class

 p5-XML-Parser-2.34_2           Perl extension interface to James Clark's XML parser, expat

 p5-XML-SAX-0.15                Simple API for XML

 p5-XML-SAX-Expat-0.38          Simple API for XML

 p5-XML-SAX-Writer-0.50         SAX2 XML Writer

 sdocbook-xml-1.1,1             "Simplified" DocBook XML DTD

 xmlcatmgr-2.2                  SGML and XML catalog manager

If you're not on FreeBSD try cpan or install all the stuff manually - which is annoying.

Last but not least: try FreeBSD.


LICENSE AND COPYRIGHT

Copyright (c) 2007 Thomas Linden

This tool is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.


BUGS AND LIMITATIONS

See rt.cpan.org for current bugs, if any.


INCOMPATIBILITIES

None known.


DIAGNOSTICS

To debug pod2axpoint use debug() or the perl debugger, see perldebug.


AUTHOR

Thomas Linden <tlinden |AT| cpan.org>


VERSION

0.04

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