7059Re: [XSL-FO] Why XSL-FO? Any WYSIWYG tools?
- Dec 23, 2005At 2005-12-23 08:23 -0500, pcarey@... wrote:
> >So can someone tell me what the justification forWorks for me! I've been making a good living off of XSL since 1998.
> >XSL-FO is?
>Automatic publishing, in-house DTP (30+ languages), fortune, fame.
>XSL-FO = XSLT + FO, and XSLT is an insanely powerful language.I would have said: XSL = XSLT + FO ... there's a lot of confusion
around this so I thought it might be useful to give another opinion
than the line you used.
>I would recommend the following course of action:4) Attend training! We are running 3 days of XSLT and 2 days of
>1) Buy Michael Kay's XSLT programmer's reference
>2) Download an evaluation copy of Antenna House's FO formatter
>3) Lock yourself in a room for 2 months :)
XSL-FO, hands-on with exercises, the week of March 13-17, 2006 in
Denver, Colorado. Our web site has testimonials and blog links from
Also, on our web site linked below, in the right margin link "Books
and free excerpts", you'll find downloadable PDF excerpts of the XSLT
and XSL-FO PDF books that we sell from our web site. Print versions
of these have also been published by Prentice Hall, but buying the
electronic edition entitles the purchaser to perpetual free updates
to new editions. Some company employees and the US Government
employees have no-charge access to worldwide licenses.
I tried to make the free excerpts useful references in their own right.
Using XML, XSLT and XSL-FO to create and produce these PDF files,
they are extensively hyperlinked internally and out to the
web. XSL-FO was also used to produce the Prentice Hall editions ...
and we claim (because we haven't been told otherwise) that the XSLT
book "Definitive XSLT and XPath" is the first commercial book sold
off the store shelves that was produced end-to-end with XML, XSLT and
XSL-FO ... we just shipped a copy-ready PDF file to the publisher for
printing. That layout format is different than the online PDF layout
format, which is also different than my projection slides when
teaching, proving the power of single-source publishing. All of
those products are produced from a single set of sources.
I hope this helps.
. . . . . . . . . . . Ken
Upcoming XSLT/XSL-FO hands-on courses: Denver,CO March 13-17,2006
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