Practical Formatting Using XSL-FO

Practical Formatting Using XSL-FO

This comprehensive guide to XSL Formatting Objects (XSL/XSL-FO) according to the XSL 20011015 1.0 Recommendation is over 247 pages of explanatory material, diagrams, tables, and code samples. Every formatting object in XSL-FO is identified and described.


“Practical Formatting Using XSL-FO” overviews the Extensible Stylesheet Language Formatting Objects (XSL-FO) 1.0 and XSL-FO 1.1 W3C Recommendations, used for the paginated presentation of structured information (e.g. printing XML). The objectives of the book are to understand the role and utility of the Recommendation, to overview basic constructs of the Recommendation, to design and develop XSL-FO scripts using XSLT and XPath (both of which are assumed to already be known by the attendee), and to efficiently navigate the available documentation and resources.

Table of Contents

  • Introducing XSL-FO
  • The context of XSL-FO
  • Basic concepts of XSL-FO
  • Area and page basics
  • Body contents
  • Tables
  • Floats, footnotes and containers
  • Pagination
  • Bookmark and indexing objects
  • Keeps and breaks
  • Supplemental objects
  • Interactive objects
  • Where XSL-FO falls short

Book Details

Author(s): Crane Softwrights Ltd.
Format(s): PDF
File size: 6.79 MB
Number of pages: 543
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