[roch-pm] [Fwd: Perl.com: Introducing AxKit]

Brian Mathis bmathis at directedge.com
Thu Mar 14 21:43:57 CST 2002

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AxKit is an example of really pushing the Perl envelope; it's a
mod_perl application for dynamic transformation of XML inside
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the output, choose between HTML, PDF and other output formats, to
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