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Re: book on xsl-fo?
I forgot to mention an important feature of our electronic publication that
may not be evident to the first-time reader: since the book is published
from XML using XSL-FO, the PDF file is extensively hyperlinked. When you
click on the name of a property or formatting object you are moved to the
page with the definition of that construct. When you click on a section
number of the XSL Recommendation, a browser window is opened and you are
brought directly to the section in the document. When you minimize the
browser window and click on another section, the browser window is opened
instantly to the new section without having to reload the document.
I've found this a very handy reference in that our entire book is,
essentially, a different way of navigating the FO Recommendation that is
published in the Recommendation document itself. I think this is a good
example of the new model for publishing that is made possible when using
XML and XSL-FO.
The freely downloadable preview is similarly hyperlinked so you can test
this for yourself.
At 2002-09-02 08:18 -0400, I wrote:
At 2002-09-02 14:26 +0930, Jo Bourne wrote:
I am wondering if anyone can recommend a good book on xsl-fo?
It is awkward to recommend one's own book, so *I* won't say it is "good"
(I am too biased to give an objective opinion), but you can judge for
yourself because we have a free preview available on the web site:
Practical Formatting Using XSL-FO
(Extensible Stylesheet Language Formatting Objects)
Second Edition - 2002-04-05 - ISBN 1-894049-09-8
Copyright (c) 2002 Crane Softwrights Ltd.
/ 361 Pages / Subscription price includes free updates,
/ / soft-copy of included examples, and an
/ / accessible rendition and 10 PDF renditions.
/ / Free 175-page download preview excerpt.
I'm hoping to publish the third edition later this week. Purchasing any
one edition gives access to all future editions at no charge (we have
produced 10 editions of our XSLT book). We also have site-staff-licenses
and world-staff-licenses available for our titles.
Go to our home page noted below and click on the top link "Book sales"
where you can download the preview in the paper size you need. Note that
we also have renditions of our material formatted for those with sight
difficulties in that it is geared for screen reader software.
I will make announcement when the next edition is available.
Have fun with XSL-FO! I've been very pleased with its power in presenting
information in a paginated form.
Upcoming hands-on in-depth Europe: Sep 18-Sep 20,2002
XSLT/XPath and XSL-FO North America: Sep 30-Oct 4,2002
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