Re: [xsl] xml->xsl->pdf (using Antenna)

Subject: Re: [xsl] xml->xsl->pdf (using Antenna)
From: Tokushige Kobayashi <koba@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 09 Jun 2001 12:43:51 +0900

> Hi Tokushige,
> I've still problems getting PDF using Antenna.
> I tried a simpel XHTML from w3schools like:
> <html>
> <body>
> The content of the body element is displayed in your browser.
> </body>
> </html>

Please change your file as follows.

<html xmlns=""; xml:lang="en" lang="en">
<p>The content of the body element is displayed in your browser.

The formatter would display the result.

> I also don't understand your remark that Antenna can't create PDF by 
> itself, but uses PDFWriter to do it.

Antenna House XSL Formatter needs Windows printer driver to 
print out formatted result.

Best Regards,

Tokushige Kobayashi

> -----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
> Van:	Tokushige Kobayashi [SMTP:koba@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> Verzonden:	donderdag 7 juni 2001 12:12
> Aan:	xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Onderwerp:	Re: [xsl] xml->xsl->pdf
> This is self follow-up mail.
> I am sorry I can't write English so well.
> >
> >I downloaded the Antenna XSL-formatter evaluation version and the
> >Xhtml2fo.xsl, but I don't get it to work ("XSLT transformation is not 
> valid
> >XSL-FO").
> >I think I'm missing some basic steps here. I tried to use an arbitrary
> >XML-file with this XSL, but that doesn't seem to be the right use.
> >If I read the XSL right, it seems to need a kind of HTML-document.
> >Can you give me some hints which steps to follow to convert an XML to PDF
> >with Antenna or otherwise?
> Xhtml2fo.xsl is an XSLT stylesheet that is to be used as follows.
> (1) First step
> * convert xhtml file, this must be an well-formed xml file with the
>  grammer defined by xhtml.dtd, to xsl-fo file.
> Input:  xhtml.html  and xhtml2fo.xsl
> Output: (an XSL-FO instance)
> Processor: XSLT Processor.
> (2) Second step
> * convert to PDF
> Input: (an XSL-FO instance)
> Output: xhtml.pdf (PDF file)
> Processor: XSL-FO Processors
> Antenna House XSL Formatter is an XSL FO Processor in it's nature.
> It invokes MSXML3.DLL internally when XML and XSLT sytlesheets
> are selected as input files.
> Antenna House XSL Formatter can not create PDF file by itself,
> but print PDF by deginating PDFWriter.
> Tokushige Kobayashi

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