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From: Dario Teixeira <darioteixeira@y...>
Subject: [ANN] Blahcaml 2.0 and Camlhighlight 1.0
Dear list,

Blahcaml and Camlhighlight are both libraries aimed at applications developed
within the Ocsigen framework.

Blahcaml offers partial bindings to the C++ library Blahtex [1].  To be
precise, only the portions of Blahtex that convert between equations in TeX
format into their MathML counterparts are supported.  Furthermore, Blahcaml
indulges the paranoid by adding an extra layer of security that ensures the
result produced by Blahtex is safe for inclusion in web pages.  This is done
by validating the result against the official MathML2 DTD.  Version 2.0 of
Blahcaml brings slight changes to the API, a migration to the latest version
of Blahtex, and a new module offering direct access to the MathML2 DTD.

Camlhighlight offers facilities for syntax-highlighting source-code in most
popular languages.  The resulting highlight can be output as an XHTML.M value,
ready for inclusion in web applications that use the Ocsigen framework.
Presently, Camlhighlight does its work by interfacing with the C++ library
Highlight [2].  Version 1.0 is the first public stable release.

Both projects are licensed under the GPL v2.  Their homepages at the Ocaml
Forge include downloading and building instructions, and allow you to browse
the APIs online:

http://blahcaml.forge.ocamlcore.org/
http://camlhighlight.forge.ocamlcore.org/

Best regards,
Dario Teixeira


Acknowledgements:

 - The Ocsigen team, obviously, for all their work on Ocsigen.
 - Gerd Stolpmann for his assistance with some of the tricky aspects of PXP.
   (PXP being the only Ocaml XML-handling library I found that could handle
   the entire MathML2 DTD).
 - Gilles Van Assche and André Simon for Blahtex and Highlight, respectively.
 - Ocamlcore for hosting the projects.

References:

[1] http://gva.noekeon.org/blahtexml/
[2] http://www.andre-simon.de/doku/highlight/en/highlight.html