XSL-FO Tutorial. XSL-FO Tutorial. In our XSL-FO tutorial you will learn what XSL-FO is. You will learn how to use XSL-FO to format your XML documents for output. Start learning XSL-FO now! Table of Contents. XSL-FO Introduction An introduction to XSL-FO. What it is and what it can do.
The purpose of XSL-FO. The purpose of XSL-FO is to provide a mechanism for formatting XML data for print, screen and other output media. XSL-FO, also known simply as XSL, is a specification of the World Wide Web Consortium and is closely related to XSLT.Header and footer. In this example the header of a page is generated. The footer has to be treated accordingly. Various concepts being useful for the formation of the header of a page are demonstrated. For structuring the header, the table concept is used. Source code.All static contents must be positioned before all flows inside a page sequence. For example, this XSL-FO will generate a strict formatting error, because the second static content is positioned after the flow.
XSL is a template language rather than an algorithmic language such as C or Perl, a feature that limits XSL's power but makes it uniquely suited to its purpose. XSL stylesheets contain one or more template elements. The following example shows typical elements of an XSLT template.
A More Complete XSL-FO Example You really can't appreciate the power of XSL-FO without applying it to a substantial amount of content, consisting of at least a few pages of text. The excerpt I'm using as an example here includes a funny childhood story of my brother along with a clever football ticket caper that he pulled while in high school.
XSL-FO (XSL Formatting Objects) is a markup language for XML document formatting that is most often used to generate PDF files. XSL-FO is part of XSL (Extensible Stylesheet Language), a set of W3C technologies designed for the transformation and formatting of XML data. The other parts of XSL are XSLT and XPath.Version 1.1 of XSL-FO was published in 2006.
This document gives a quick, learn-by-example introduction to XSL Formatting Objects. I don't discuss subtle details of implementation, but rather provide a series of examples of how to perform routine tasks with XEP — an XSL formatter developed by RenderX, Inc.
Introduction to XSL-FO Concepts (Printing Directly from XML) Deborah Aleyne Lapeyre and B. Tommie Usdin Administrivia (slide 1) A Quick Poll (Who You Are) (slide 5) Do You Work with or Know (slide 6) What is XSL-FO (slide 7) Design Goals for XSL Formatting (slide 8) The XSL Specification (slide 9) The Dream Behind XSL-FO (slide 10) The Hype Behind XSL-FO (slide 11).
XSL Formatting Objects Summary. Richard Ishida. This document provides a summary of the content and properties of XSL Formatting Objects. Links point to the description in the W3C Recommendation version of the Extensible Stylesheet Language (XSL) Version 1.0.
XML to PDF using XSL-FO Author: Darshan Singh (Managing Editor, PerfectXML.com) Last Updated: March 30, 2003 In this article, you'll learn about XSL -FO and an example to convert XML into a PDF document. This article.
XSL FO Features Test: Tests in this set show the use of various XSL FO (XSLFO) objects and properties. These tests may be useful for understanding basics of XSL FO (XSLFO) and assessing XSL FO (XSLFO) formatter conformance. All examples have common XML markup, translated into XSL FO (XSLFO) via a dedicated XSLT stylesheet macro.xsl.
Adding header and footer in an XSLT file. As said in plenty comments, don't generate HTML, but either XSL-FO or Word XML entirely. Since Word XML is the most direct approach, I'll help you with the smallest sample I could think of that returns something similar to your HTML, but with header and footer.
Need help converting HTML documents to PDF? This reference guide shows by example how to use XSLT templates to convert 45 commonly used HTML elements to formatting objects (from the XSL-FO vocabulary) for easy transformation to PDF using XSLT. The examples assume that you're using the Apache XML Project's FOP tool, but most of the methods work just as well with other XSL-FO tools.
This section provides a tutorial example of an XSL-FO document structure, Cover-Page-and-Two-Columns.fo, which declares two page layouts: one for the cover page and one for content pages. It also specifies that content pages to be formatted in two columns.
Writing mode and text direction XSL-FO has ability to deal with non-Western writing systems. You ca use horizontal or vertical lines, define the order of characters and line stacking. For these puproses writing-mode property should be used.
The XSL-FO language is an XML-based language that serves as a functional superset of CSS. This means that XSL-FO can do everything CSS can do, and much more. It doesn't mean, however, that XSL-FO uses the same syntax as CSSit does not. Because XSL-FO code is XML code, it should be immediately familiar to you, at least in its general structure and syntax.
Basic Example. This first example demonstrates the basics of setting up an XSLT transformation in a browser. The example will take an XML document that contains information (title, list of authors and body text) about an article and present it in an human readable form.