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From: Mike Haarman <mhaarma@socsci.umn.edu>
Date: Mon, 19 Aug 2002 13:28:34 -0500 (CDT)
To: Louis Cornet <louis_cornet@yahoo.com>
cc: <www-xsl-fo@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.GSO.4.30.0208191321150.6579-100000@trickster.hist.umn.edu>

On Mon, 19 Aug 2002, Louis Cornet wrote:

> In extenso, I need the generated FO file not to include the data in it,
> but to have links to an external XML file.
> For example, I'll need to create an invoice template, which I could use
> with different Client files (XML files).
> Has anyone ever done this before?

Indeed, Louis, everyone has done this before.  This is the very point of
XSL.  Your different XML files should conform to a standard markup
structure to which your XSL templates are written.  The FO code is quite
typically generated as the outcome of a transformation.  This is then
pipelined to a Formatting Objects processor (rendering engine).

As to WH2FO, they have some lovely examples at their page at
sourceforge.net and perhaps a mailing list of their own.

Mike Haarman
Received on Monday, 19 August 2002 14:28:38 UTC

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