RE: [xsl] XML document to WORD??

Subject: RE: [xsl] XML document to WORD??
From: "Chandra -" <pchandramohan@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 15 Oct 2002 20:36:13 -0400
Thank you very much Mr.Baudoncq and Mr. Martin. I am looking into the solutions you have emailed. However, I would like to know one thing --

I now realise that if I just use and XSL file and an XSLT processor(like XALAN), I can convert the XML file into an HTML file which then can be opened in Word.
What I would like to know is whether there are any limitations in the above method. I am assuming it is possible to convert any xml file into HTML thru the above process ...provided I write proper XSL files for every XML file.
Thanks you once again.

----Original Message Follows----
From: "Didier PH Martin" <martind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: "'Gert Baudoncq'" <Gert.Baudoncq@xxxxxxxxxx>, <xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
CC: <pchandramohan@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: RE: [xsl] XML document to WORD??
Date: Tue, 15 Oct 2002 12:45:57 -0400
MIME-Version: 1.0
Received: from ([]) by with Microsoft SMTPSVC(5.0.2195.5600); Tue, 15 Oct 2002 09:45:48 -0700
Received: from ( [])by (8.12.5/8.12.5) with ESMTP id g9FGjl2o031732;Tue, 15 Oct 2002 12:45:47 -0400
Received: from compaqpresario [] by with ESMTP (SMTPD32-6.06) id A6E9D82300BE; Tue, 15 Oct 2002 12:48:41 -0400
Message-ID: <001301c2746a$5aaf79c0$18496c42@xxxxxxxxxx>
X-Priority: 3 (Normal)
X-MSMail-Priority: Normal
X-Mailer: Microsoft Outlook, Build 10.0.2627
Importance: Normal
In-reply-to: <8EE431E6CD37C049AEE8361ED5B98AD4127B6E@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
X-MimeOLE: Produced By Microsoft MimeOLE V6.00.2800.1106
Return-Path: martind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
X-OriginalArrivalTime: 15 Oct 2002 16:45:48.0676 (UTC) FILETIME=[508FEC40:01C2746A]

Hi Gert

Gert said:
Why would you prefer DSSSL instead of XSLT if your dealing with XML?

Didier replies:
The context was: translating an XML document into a word document (i.e
either doc or rtf).

So, if your question is about:
a) You know an XSLT processor able to transform XML into RTF, then
please go on, tell me (us) which one it is.
b) If you imply that DSSSL cannot be used to process XML documents, then
yes it can. If you need to transform the structure of your document then
it may be a bit tricky if the structure doesn't need to be modified and
the document just needs to be rendered then DSSSL is not harder than CSS
to use (If you use DSSSL as you would be using CSS).

Didier PH Martin

Unlimited Internet access for only $21.95/month.  Try MSN!

XSL-List info and archive:

Current Thread