RE: [xsl] how to translate XML with XHTML-formatted element to FO

Subject: RE: [xsl] how to translate XML with XHTML-formatted element to FO
From: cknell@xxxxxxxxxx
Date: Tue, 12 Apr 2005 14:33:15 -0400
You have shown us your input, now how about some idea of what the output should be. I have read your post several times and I can't understand what problem you are trying to solve.

It may be that you need to process the document in stages or you may need advice on constructing a template. I just can't understand what you need using the information you have given.
Charles Knell
cknell@xxxxxxxxxx - email

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From:     Magic Finger <magic.finger@xxxxxx>
Sent:     Tue, 12 Apr 2005 20:12:25 +0200
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Subject:  [xsl] how to translate XML with XHTML-formatted element to FO


how can I translate XML files (like the following), which contain
XHTML-formatted text in one element, to PDF using Apache FOP ?

  --- books.xml --->
    <AUTHOR>Walt Disney</AUTHOR>
    <TITLE><b>Donald Duck - <i>The True Story</i>

    <AUTHOR>Matt Groening</AUTHOR>
    <TITLE><b>Homer Simpson For President</b></TITLE>
  <--- books.xml ---

I mean how should an appropriate XSL stylesheet be designed best to handle
straight forward FO formatting for <AUTHOR> and <PRICE> as well as for
additional transformation of XHTML-formatted <TITLE> ?

I just need some general ideas on how I can process XML files with
sub-structured (XHTML-formatted) elements by one (or more) XSL

My problem is not to translate XHTML-formatted text to FO resp. PDF (for
this purpose I already have a working "xhtml-to-fo.xsl" stylesheet).
Rather I have no idea at the moment on how to integrate the existing
xhtml-to-fo.xsl code and templates into the main XSL stylesheet for
generating the FO output.

Currently I'm only able to translate content of <TITLE> element as plain
text to FO output, i.e. FO output for <TITLE> shows the tags <b>...</b> and
<i>...</i> as is, without applied bold and italic formatting on title text.

Any hints, tips or code fragments would be very much appreciated!

Best regards,

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