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ANN: New editions of two books with free previews: XSLT/XPath and XSLFO

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  • Subject: ANN: New editions of two books with free previews: XSLT/XPath and XSLFO (XML-Dev)
  • From: "G. Ken Holman" <gkholman@C...>
  • Date: Fri, 07 Dec 2001 00:31:39 -0500

free previews
We are pleased to announce the publication this week of new editions of two 
of our electronic book titles:

   Practical Transformation Using XSLT and XPath
   (XSL Transformations and the XML Path Language)
   Tenth Edition - 2001-12-06 - ISBN 1-894049-08-X
   Copyright (c) 2001 Crane Softwrights Ltd.
   / 394 Pages / Subscription price includes free updates,
   /           / soft-copy of all included examples, and an
   /           / accessible rendition and 10 PDF renditions.
   /           / Free 140-page download preview excerpt.

   Practical Formatting Using XSLFO
   (Extensible Stylesheet Language Formatting Objects)
   First Edition - 2001-12-05 - ISBN 1-894049-07-1
   Copyright (c) 2001 Crane Softwrights Ltd.
   / 341 Pages / Subscription price includes free updates,
   /           / soft-copy of all included examples, and an
   /           / accessible rendition and 10 PDF renditions.
   /           / Free 179-page download preview excerpt.

The free previews and purchasing information are linked through the topmost 
link named "Book Sales" on our home page noted below.

We have tried to inform our existing customers of their free updates, but 
*many* email addresses are now being rejected.  If you are entitled to your 
free update and have not yet heard from us, please contact us to request 
the password.  Remember that the purchase of any edition of a book entitles 
you to *all* future editions of that same title at no charge (though buying 
one book does not entitle you to any other book), so you have to keep us 
informed of any email address changes to keep receiving your notices.

Please note, however, that the purchase of any of our books that are 
published commercially in paper does *not* entitle you to the electronic 
copy or free electronic updates.  Next week Prentice Hall are releasing 
"Definitive XSLT and XPath" ISBN 1-894049-06-3 which is a paper publication 
of an edited version of the Ninth Edition of our "Practical Transformation 
Using XSLT and XPath"

In addition to the PDF renditions, we now include an accessible version of 
each of our books and the previews for the books.  These renditions use 
monospaced fonts that are friendly to screen readers.

These are produced using XSLFO using RenderX (previous editions were 
published using DSSSL) ... all our training material is authored in XML.

The XSLT/XPath book has a new subsection on the grouping technique using 
variables (allowed me to do grouping using XT without using either axes or 
the key() function).  Other sections have been updated over the last 11 
months of feedback.

The XSLFO book is in its first release.  This book has hyperlinks from the 
text of the renditions directly to the W3C Recommendation document, 
allowing you to learn from our book yet have instant access to the W3C 
documents.

Both editions have the following hyperlinks (note in Acrobat reader the 
ctrl-left arrow is the Back key):
   - page references in text
   - chapter references in module summary
   - section references in chapter summary
   - table of subsections at back of book
   - external links to web browser

We continue to improve our publications with feedback from readers and 
students of instructor-led, real-time live audio over the Internet, and 
licensed deliveries by other training organizations who are using the material

We look forward to your comments and feedback.

........................ Ken

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p.s. Remember - the "Book Sales" link at the very top of our home page 
noted below:

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Training Blitz: 3-days XSLT/XPath, 2-days XSLFO - Feb 18-22, 2002

G. Ken Holman                mailto:gkholman@C...
Crane Softwrights Ltd.         http://www.CraneSoftwrights.com/x/
Box 266, Kars, Ontario CANADA K0A-2E0 +1(613)489-0999 (Fax:-0995)
XSL/XML/DSSSL/SGML/OmniMark services, books(electronic, printed),
articles, training(instructor-live,Internet-live,web/CD,licensed)
Next public training:                     2001-12-09,12-19,12-20,
-                                    2002-01-08,01-10,02-18,02-21


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