Re: [xsl] DITA tables to SVG

Subject: Re: [xsl] DITA tables to SVG
From: "DavidF dfanster@xxxxxxxxx" <xsl-list-service@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 26 Feb 2022 01:17:16 -0000 give this a shot.

On 2/26/22, Paul Tyson phtyson@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
<xsl-list-service@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> An interesting problem! But it doesn't seem like a schema problem. Where
> are you doing table layout? Do you need to preserve any of the original
> table structure in the svg, or do you just need a nice rendering of the
> table? If your svg viewer will display embedded HTML tables, that would
> be an easy way.
> If you want high-quality typeset tables, then putting the tables into
> xsl-fo seems like a good first step. The DITA Open Toolkit (
> could help with that, if you don't have another favorite DITA processor
> or don't want to write your own xslt for it.
> I don't know of an xslfo2svg engine, but I don't keep up with that area.
> If I were looking for open-source components to put together a toolchain
> for this I would consider xml -> xslt -> xslfo -> LaTeX -> svg.
> This could potentially give very good table renditions, but probably
> would not preserve any of the original table structure in the svg. If
> that is a requirement, another approach is wanted.
> If javascript is an option, d3 ( is worth looking at, but
> teaching it to understand DITA (in full generality) might be challenging.
> Regards,
> --Paul
> On 2/25/22 11:26, rick@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
>> HI All,
>> I have a series of DITA tables that I would like to convert to SVG. Is
>> there a schema for SVG tabular data that I could use to create a
>> stylesheet? Thank you.
>> Rick
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