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…is the set of XSLT transformations used to generate blog.kummerlaender.eu.

Its MIT licensed source code is available both Github and cgit.

This implementation of a XSLT based solution to the problem of static blog generation depends on a collection of different projects such as InputXSLT which adds additonal functionality to XSLT through external functions, BuildXSLT which implements a basic XSLT build system and StaticXSLT which implements a generic static site generation framework as a module for the build system.


The first level 00_content contains the actual content source of the blog to be generated. This includes articles and pages formatted in Markdown and meta-data such as the page title, public URL and primary author in meta.xml. It is notable that this first level doesn’t contain any actual transformations and as such only provides a way to store the input to levels further down the processing pipeline.

The second level 01_data reads the contents of the 00_content level and generates data sources for articles, pages and tags. These data sources contain e.g. the augmented contents of articles already converted from Markdown into XHTML and separated into title, data and content areas.

The third level 02_meta further augments and groups these data sources. For example articles are grouped by year, tags and categories are resolved and augmented with article data provided by the previous level and articles are paginated in preparation for generating the primary article stream.

Last but not least the fourth level 99_content takes all the data sources generated in lower levels and generates the actual website pages.