I'm turning into the resident XSLTmonk.
Feed this stylesheet into whichever XSLT processor is handy, along with your file:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<xsl:stylesheet version="1.0" xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Tr
<xsl:output method="text" encoding="us-ascii" />
This is minimal because in your case the XSLT processor defaults (recurse full tree, printing text nodes) are a perfect fit.
For some Perl code driving an XSL transform, see my example elsewhere from earlier today: Re: MathML 2 ascii?. But if you can install those modules you probably have a commandline XSLT processor installed anyway.
Makeshifts last the longest.
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