Newbie Question: How do I Layout XML for Desktop Publishing?


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    terry Guest

    Newbie Question: How do I Layout XML for Desktop Publishing?


    Ok. I know what XML is. I've read a ton of articles on what XML can do, why
    it's so great, etc. But how do you actually output the data to something
    useful. All I want is to be able to read the data in a normal layout. What
    if I wanted to publish the XML data I have in book for instance.

    Thanks for the help.

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    Russell Jones Guest

    Re: Newbie Question: How do I Layout XML for Desktop Publishing?

    Terry:

    You can use CSS or a transformation language such as XSLT or XSL-FO, or use
    the SAX or DOM model to process nodes and output content via a scripting or
    programming language. For transformations, the output format itself is
    entirely up to you--most common examples show how to transform XML to HTML
    or XHTM, but you can transform XML to plain text, to a different XML node
    arrangement or schema, to PDF format--whatever you need.

    Here are some starting points:
    MS:
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/de...us/wcexmlxs/ht
    m/ceconGettingStartedWithXSLTTutorial.asp
    Java: http://www.genias.nl/XML/slides/XML-...d/slide20.html
    http://www.xml.com/pub/a/2000/08/holman/s2_1.html
    http://archive.devx.com/asp/articles...rj020102-1.asp
    http://xml.apache.org/fop/
    http://www.w3.org/TR/xslt
    http://www.w3.org/TR/2001/REC-xsl-20011015/
    http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-DOM-Level-1

    "terry" <tcfpcm2@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:3dd923f5$1@tnews.web.devx.com...
    >
    > Ok. I know what XML is. I've read a ton of articles on what XML can do,

    why
    > it's so great, etc. But how do you actually output the data to something
    > useful. All I want is to be able to read the data in a normal layout. What
    > if I wanted to publish the XML data I have in book for instance.
    >
    > Thanks for the help.




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