[thelist] XML book question

Marcus Andersson marcus at bristav.se
Thu May 27 09:55:03 CDT 2004

Diane Soini wrote:

> Does anybody know, if you create a book with XML, what happens next? 
> What is used to translate the markup to presentation before it is sent 
> to print?
> Diane
> ***
> Don't be afraid to try something new. An amateur built the ark. 
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You want to use XSLT to transform the XML into something called XSL-FO (formatting objects). The resulting 
document (in XSL-FO) is then fed into a processor that transforms it into TeX or PDF or whatever.


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