RE: [xsl] XSLT Stylesheet for HTML elements to XSL:FO?

Subject: RE: [xsl] XSLT Stylesheet for HTML elements to XSL:FO?
From: "Chris Bayes" <Chris@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 13 Jun 2001 12:31:16 +0100
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>[mailto:owner-xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Alan Kennedy
>Sent: 13 June 2001 09:10
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>Subject: [xsl] XSLT Stylesheet for HTML elements to XSL:FO?
>Hi All,
>I'm working on writing some XSL:FO stylesheets, so that I can generate PDF
>files from our XML.
>A lot of our XML files contain HTML formatting elements, such as
>ol, ul, li,
>p, etc. This was done as a convenience to implement some basic formatting
>Of course, this always transformed well to HTML, by the use of a simple
>"passthrough" template.
>But now that the target is XSL:FO/PDF, it's more difficult, since
>those HTML
>elements don't exist in XSL:FO.
>While I know it's not that difficult, just a little time consuming, to
>provide mappings for those elements to XSL:FO, I'm emailing the list in the
>hope that someone knows of/has written a stylesheet that already contains
>these HTML -> XSL:FO mappings.
>This is further complicated by the fact that the current tool I'm using,
>FOP, doesn't fully implement the XSL:FO spec. I'm just starting with XSL:FO
>(which is a jargon-filled beast), and haven't yet got my head around the
>"right" way to do things. What seems the "right" way may indeed be "right",
>but may or may not be implemented by FOP.
>Any help much appreciated.
>Alan Kennedy.
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