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Re: XSL-FO & Images

Subject: Re: XSL-FO & Images
From: "craig webber" <craigwebber@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 18 Apr 2005 16:25:35 +0000
xsl fo img
These are the two examples:

The XHTML version uses the <img element

<xsl:template match="image">
<xsl:attribute name="src">
<xsl:value-of select="."/>

The XSL-FO version uses the <fo:external-graphic element

<xsl:template match="image">
<fo:external-graphic src="url(test.jpg)"/>

The 1st version is scalable. The second is not. When looking at your solution it seems I was simply using the incorect XPath expression in the <fo:external-graphic element. I was using the actual file name of the image instead of "url({.})"

Am I on the righ track?

From: David Carlisle <davidc@xxxxxxxxx>
Reply-To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re:  XSL-FO & Images
Date: Mon, 18 Apr 2005 17:13:38 +0100

Are there any ways of using the "<fo:external-graphic>" tag in a scalable
manner? i.e. run through my XML document, match all the "<image>" tags and
populate a table?

yes of course, XSLT doesn't know anything about FO (or any other XML format in the result tree) Your question is very general, just asking is it possible to find all elements of some sort in an input tree and generate an output element for each one. That in essence is just exactly what XSLT does, so it's hard to know where to give specific advice unless you can narrow down your problem.

<xsl:template match="/">
<xsl:apply-templates select="//image"/>

<xsl:template match="image">
 <fo:external-graphic src="url({.})/>

does smoething related to your question.


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