Subject: Re: (dsssl) identity transforms in Jade|
From: "Christopher R. Maden" <crism@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 10 Jul 2001 03:43:11 -0700
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 ^ ^ style.xsl identity.dsl
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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