Pod::AxPoint - Generate AxPoint XML slideshow from POD source.
use Pod::AxPoint; my $ax = new Pod::AxPoint; print $ax->process($pod);
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.
This creates a new Pod::AxPoint object.
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.
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.
Beside the known perlpod markup some exceptions has been made:
=begin xml <title>Blah</title> =end xml
This way you add the required metadata block to your slide.
Pod::Tree perl module is required.
AxPoint is required. I used the FreeBSD port:
Beside axpoint you need Pod::Tree 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.
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.
See rt.cpan.org for current bugs, if any.
To debug pod2axpoint use debug() or the perl debugger, see perldebug.
Thomas Linden <tlinden |AT| cpan.org>