Palm OS Pocket Plant IdentifierDavid O'Callaghan <ocalladw at tcd dot ie>
These documents are specifications and samples used in the Poppi project. Where there is a plain text and a HTML version available, the plain text is the original and the HTML is a pretty-printed copy, for easier reading. The HTML versions were produced from the originals using gvim.
This DTD defines the format of the XML files used to store the plant data.
I have marked-up a small portion of the plant data from An Irish Flora in the XML format specified by the Poppi XML DTD. This has been validated with the xmllint tool from the libxml package.
Poppi is the Palm OS Pocket Plant Identifier application. Please read the licence information for Poppi and its supporting programs before use.
Older source archives:
ZLib is used for decompression of data from the plant database. You may already have this installed on your Palm OS device.
For information on the use of ZLib in Poppi see the Compression page.
The Poppi DB contains a small portion of the data from An Irish Flora in the PDB format recognised by Poppi.
For information on the structure of the database see the PDB Format page.
The application, zlib library and partial database are available in a single archive.
The Python-based software requires a distribution of Python that includes ZLib and SAX XML support.
The Poppi PDB program generates a PDB file from a Poppi XML file. The program compresses the plant description data using ZLib.
The Poppi HTML program uses the same Poppi XML file to generate a series of nicely-formatted HTML (in fact, XHTML 1.0) pages.
Here is an example of the output, based on a portion of An Irish Flora.
Poppi Latex is intended to demonstrate that the same XML file could generate output suitable for typesetting.
Here is a typeset example:
For anyone unable to view DVI or PostScript, here is a sample screenshot:
The actual parsing and conversion work is done by supporting modules.
The PDB, HTML and Latex programs, and the supporting modules are available in a single archive.
The Palm OS and Python software written by David O'Callaghan is distributed under the GNU General Public Licence.
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