What I am currently looking at is to specify the HTML stylesheet in the header so that it can be quick-viewed simply by users (with typical user know-how - ie none) double-clicking the icon in explorer. I am then defining a custom file type and changing the XML file extension such that a script is run which in turn runs FOP. This thus gives me two view output possibilities.
What I would like is to use the stylesheet specification that currently transforms to HTML to specify some sort of (java)script file that will run FOP. I never, ever said I wanted to use the HTML transform stylesheet with FOP. I am not that stupid. However if FOP parsed the line that specified a stylesheet, and automatically pulled it in, so that the -xsl command line option was not needed, that would simplify the processing of XML files to PDF using FOP! And OF COURSE the stylesheet specified for this usage would be an FO transform stylesheet!" > -----Original Message----- > From: Michiel Verhoef [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] > Sent: 26 March 2002 12:50 > To: '[EMAIL PROTECTED]' > Subject: RE: XML parsing > > > Hi, > > HTML does not nearly have the kind of formatting necessary > for proper formatting > for paper that to me the use of such a style sheet (a > tranfsormation to > HTML) > sounds not very useful. Most HTML formatting does not match > the formatting tags used in fo (for example tables) so the > result of the transformation (such as an HTML table or > headings) will not be recognised bij fop. > > If you would like to include standard style properties or > even templates that you want to share from one source you can > include such a file in your XSL file that you use for a > translation to fo. > > A css kind-of style that can be used for both a tranformation > to HTML and to fo would be nice though. > > Regards, > > > Michiel > > > $ -----Original Message----- > $ From: Alastair Growcott [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] > $ Sent: dinsdag 26 maart 2002 13:38 > $ To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] > $ Subject: RE: XML parsing > $ > $ > $ My XML file looks like: > $ > $ <?xml version="1.0"?> > $ <?xml-stylesheet type="text/xsl" > href="file:///D:/XML/ccr.xsl"?> $ ... $ > $ > $ This means that when I double click it, IE6 automatically > displays it $ correctly because ccr.xls converts the XML > contents to HTML/CSS. Very $ nice and useful. $ > $ > $ > $ > -----Original Message----- > $ > From: Michiel Verhoef [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] > $ > Sent: 26 March 2002 12:14 > $ > To: '[EMAIL PROTECTED]' > $ > Subject: RE: XML parsing > $ > > $ > > $ > Does this imply that all your XML files have a style > sheet included? $ > $ > Because AFAIK this is not > mandatory/common practice so to $ > speak of _the_ stylesheet > included in the XML file is $ > probably not enough to > explain what exactly you are referring to. $ > $ > Do you > mean if an XML file has an internal style (probably $ > XSL, > or CSS?) this style sheet will be processed? That would $ > > be an interesting question.. $ > $ > Michiel $ > $ > $ > -----Original Message----- $ > $ From: Alastair Growcott > [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] > $ > $ Sent: dinsdag > 26 maart 2002 13:12 > $ > $ To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] > $ > $ Subject: XML parsing > $ > $ > $ > $ > $ > $ Any chance that FOP will ever use the stylesheet > specified $ > in the XML $ file to peform the XSLT? $ $ > $ $ > > $ $ > $ > $ >