(dsssl) identity transforms in Jade
Subject: (dsssl) identity transforms in Jade|
From: Karl Critz <kcritz@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 09 Jul 2001 16:53:05 -0400
I am looking for a way to style my XML documents into RTF.
I am using XSL as my transform language. There is no RTF XSL-FO backend
that I know of, so I was thinking that I could produce a .fo file from my
XSLT engine, send that file to OpenJade, then use an identity
transform. Messy, but theoretically effective.
file.xml -> [xslt] -> file.fo -> [jade] -> file.rtf
I did some digging on the DSSSList and discovered some discussion of
identity transforms. Everyone seemed to agree that it would be nice to
have one, but one was never written.
The only alternative I can see is maintaining separate stylesheets and
sending my XML file straight to Jade with style.dsl. I would strongly
prefer not to maintain stylesheets in dsssl and xsl.
* Does my approach seem reasonable?
* Have I missed any alternatives?
* Is there such an identity transform out there?
* If not, how difficult would it be to write one?
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Karl Critz The MathWorks Inc
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