in reply to XML documentation formatting and transformations
the combination of XML and XSLT is really quite powerful (assuming you got a decent XSL(T) parser). The XSL(T) language is plain ugly to my eyes (and my fingers), though.
Still there is one thing I found no other solution than coding myself when I started learning those techniques. When you got several XML dokuments (content) and push them through a XSL(T) stylesheet (layout) you won't get automagic links between all available documents.
This is where w3make
enters the room.
Since I wrote that on my own I won't go into detail here (pushing the selfad too far ;-) just say, that w3make adresses exactly this problem and that I'll be happy to answer your questions should you consider using it.
you begin bashing the string with a +42 regexp of confusion