UCC.EAN XML schema to FO
- Has anyone worked on converting the UCC.EAN xml schema
or ebXML schema to format object? Alternatively does
anyone have an interest in becoming involved in a
project to create a "standard" XSLT library for this
- (This is a repeated post of my two answers to Eric on the Mulberry list, as
I think they might be of interest to members of this list; I encourage any
OASIS members interested in participating to contact me)
At 2003-03-02 20:12 +0100, Eric Smith wrote:
>Has anyone worked on converting the UCC.EAN xml schemaI'm assuming here you mean XSLT stylesheets to take ebXML instances to HTML
>or ebXML schema to format object?
for the web and XSL-FO for print. Yes, Crane Softwrights has publicly
released a fledgling XSLT library for HTML and XSL-FO for the seven UBL
document types (follow the "Resource Library" link from our home page
linked in my trailer) under the modified BSD license so it can be freely
used by only maintaining the original copyright.
The "schemas for ebXML" ... which are the payload e-commerce messages that
are sent back and forth across ebXML ... are the purview of the UBL committee:
In the last few weeks the UBL committee released candidate schemas (version
0.70) for a three-month review period:
Feedback instructions are on that page for anyone to comment on the work
completed to date.
>Alternatively doesI don't think you'll ever see a "standard" XSLT library ... but I am
>anyone have an interest in becoming involved in a
>project to create a "standard" XSLT library for this
pushing very hard for a technology-agnostic "standard set of formatting
specifications" that could be (and have been by us) implemented in XSLT or
in any other presentation technology. You can see the (very!) draft work at:
All of the sample HTML and PDF files in this directory were created using
Crane's UBL XSLT stylesheet library for HTML and XSL-FO. The UBL review
download includes a frozen copy of Crane's library as of the start of the
review period ... but we intend to keep our site copy up to date as changes
are made (none yet, probably some coming up this week) and we may soon have
something for XForms.
Ambrosoft Inc. is supporting this UBL effort by freely releasing executable
JAR versions of Crane's stylesheet library.
A new subcommittee of UBL is in the process of being formed to develop
these specifications as OASIS standards. Participation in the subcommittee
is restricted to OASIS members, though the final work products are freely
usable. Again, the specifications will be technology-agnostic and the
committee will foster any and all implementations of the specifications in
any technology by cataloguing known implementations for visitors to the
If you are not already an OASIS member, I encourage you to join in order to
become part of the subcommittee ... we would love to have your input! We
are trying to create the initial slate of members right now.
I'm putting myself forward as the chair of the subcommittee (though I would
welcome someone else to volunteer for chair as I'm supposed to be
simplifying my life right now and resigning from committees) ... any OASIS
members interested in participating are invited to contact me directly and
I'll bring you up to speed with our preliminary status.
I sincerely hope there will be many and varied implementations of these
formatting specifications ... I look forward to seeing your efforts!
At 2003-03-02 16:12 -0500, I wrote:
>At 2003-03-02 16:02 -0500, I wrote:--
>>At 2003-03-02 20:12 +0100, Eric Smith wrote:
>>>Has anyone worked on converting the UCC.EAN xml schema
>>>or ebXML schema to format object?
>>I'm assuming here you mean XSLT stylesheets to take ebXML instances to
>>HTML for the web and XSL-FO for print.
>>The "schemas for ebXML" ... which are the payload e-commerce messages
>>that are sent back and forth across ebXML ... are the purview of the UBL
>I'm sorry, Eric, perhaps you were speaking of stylesheets for the
>protocols and profiles and process definitions for ebXML ... the Open
>ebXML project has an XSLT project for this at:
>I apologize if I got off on a wrong tangent.
>I hope this helps.
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