Re: (dsssl) DSSSL stylesheet for xsl fo

Subject: Re: (dsssl) DSSSL stylesheet for xsl fo
From: Carlos Villegas <cav@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2001 12:41:43 +0900

Jade has an FOT backend that produces an XML representation of the
output DSSSL FO tree. It seems to me that it shouldn't be difficult to
transform that to XSL FO. Maybe that is what you mean? Since this is a
XML to XML transformation, you can use a DSSSL stylesheet or XSLT or any
other tool for that. Better yet, to add a new backend to jade that
produces XSL FO. I think DSSSL FO and XSL FO are close enough (at least
to what jade supports) that it shouldn't be difficult to map from one to
the other. 

Carlos Villegas

Linda van den Brink wrote:
> Hi all,
> Last week I was looking for a way to render my XML documents as RTF using
> XSL. But apparently, none of the existing XSL renderers can output RTF; all
> they do is PDF. So then I thought of using DSSSL, because (Open)Jade does
> have an RTF backend. Then David Carlisle gave me the idea that it would be
> nice to create a DSSSL stylesheet for XSL FO files. I could have a
> stylesheet to create an XSL FO file from an XML document, then use this XSL
> FO file to create PDF with FOP, and to create RTF, etc with Jade via this
> DSSSL stylesheet.
> First question: has anyone already done this?
> If not: my DSSSL knowledge is very rusty, but I think this is worth trying.
> Linda van den Brink
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