RE: Re: Printing xml to paper and pdf
Generally the transformation pipeline is like this: XML->XSLT->XSL-FO->PDF You know how to use XSLT to transform XML. What you need to learn about is XSL-FO. A number of products will take XSL-FO and transform it to PDF. An open source one is FOP, available at http://xml.apache.org/fop/. There are a number of commercial products available. A thread on this list the past few days discussed the topic at length. Here's a tutorial on XSL-FO: http://www.renderx.com/tutorial.html Details can be found on XSL-FO can be found at: http://www.w3.org/Style/XSL/ -- Charles Knell cknell@xxxxxxxxxx - email -----Original Message----- From: Johnson, Kaerstin <johns218@xxxxxxxxx> Sent: Wed, 4 Feb 2004 12:26:56 -0700 (MST) To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: Re: Printing xml to paper and pdf I think my question was written poorly, what I am trying to do is use my xslt to tranform my xml to html for screen (already accomplished) and to a print friendly page and also to pdf. Can xslt transform xml to pdf? and if so, how do you do that? > I'm not sure that this list is the right forum for this question, but > since > I work with printers I will help you out as best I can. > > First of all getting the transformed document to print directly to paper > is > going to depend on the target printer not the XML and XSLT tools you are > using. Your best bet is to find a printer that understands PDF and/or > HTML > directly. Several major manufacturers devices do this. I know that both > Lexmark and HP printers can print PDF directly. Xerox, IBM and other > major > brands may be able to but you should check. > > If your target printer has this feature then just transform your document > to > PDF and send it directly to the printer via FTP, HTTP, a direct socket > connection or something similar. > > Some transform tools give you the option to transform to PostScript of PCL > so this might also be an option since almost all laser printers include > either PostScript or PCL. > > Clay Hensley > > ----- Original Message ----- > From: "Johnson, Kaerstin" <johns218@xxxxxxxxx> > To: <xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> > Sent: Tuesday, February 03, 2004 1:10 PM > Subject: Printing xml to paper and pdf > > >> >> How does one go about actually taking an xml document using an xsl sheet >> for html, and format that prints right on paper? >> >> also, to tranform it to PDF? >> >> Are there any good beginner guides or tutorials for how to do this? >> >> Thank you, >> Kaeri Johnson >> >> >> >> XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list >> >> > > XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list > > XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list
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