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Re: XSL to XSL FO Converter

From: Kenneth J. Hughes <kjh@entel.com>
Date: Mon, 30 Jul 2007 19:53:52 -0400
Message-ID: <46AE7A10.3070600@entel.com>
To: W Davis <wdavis82@gmail.com>
CC: www-xsl-fo@w3.org

Hi Will,

By completing the XML->HTML portion of your project first, you're in
good position to work on the XML->XSL-FO portion.  In fact, I proceed
just as you've done when clients seek both online and print
presentations: HTML first, then XSL-FO for PDF.

The XPaths that match against your source XML document will be
re-usable; your work should be mostly in changing the targeted output.
Doug Tidwell wrote a nice guide describing some mappings between HTML
and XSL-FO:


You probably won't want to use his templates directly, but consulting
his work for mapping ideas should be helpful.


Kenneth J. Hughes
Entelechy Corporation

W Davis wrote:
> Hi There,
> I am fairly new to XSL FO and I have a quick question regarding getting 
> started.
> I have downloaded Apache FOP and can get the samples to work.  What I 
> would like to do is work with some things that I have already spent 
> quite a bit of time on in the XML to HTML space.
> I have created a StyleSheet to present an XML document as HTML, it works 
> well.  I was wondering if there was an easy way to use this stylesheet 
> with XSL FO to create a PDF or if I have to start all over again 
> creating a new StyleSheet.
> Any thing you can say or point me to to help will be greatly appreciated.
> thanks,
> Will
Received on Tuesday, 31 July 2007 05:07:12 UTC

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