Re: Document Production
Francis - it should be a fairly simple thing to do this using a XSL or CSS style sheet and the multiple media formatting capabilities - we already convert XML on the fly into HTML for display. ---- you wrote: > Hi, > > This may be a beginner's question, but I can't find the answer in the > XSL-List archives. > > What is the simplest way - if any - to produce business documents > incorporating runtime XML data? > > I'm working on a application where we integrate information from > mainframe and pc sources and then wish to merge it into consumer > documents. > > We're already turning our result sets into XML - we used a DCD schema > and were able to communicate with a third party program coded to our > schema first time - and I would really like to be able to do something > simple and efficient about our document production. > > The guys from the big printer have said that they can accept anything > reasonable - eg Postscript, PDF, even Word DOCs. > > We can talk to a print component via COM, Corba or Java. I would like to > be able to merge our runtime data into pre-designed documents or > stylesheets, either directly through API calls or by creating a data > file and merging this in - again, we can create any reasonable format, > from XML to CSV inclusive. > > I have done solutions involving server-side word processors and macros > in the past, but feel that there should be a better way of doing things > by now. > > Many thanks for any suggestions - > > Francis. > -- > Francis Norton. > > > XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list > ----------------------------------------------------- Get free personalized email at http://yahoo.iname.com XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list
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