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From Dave Brondsema <>
Subject Re: docv12txt.xsl
Date Fri, 30 Jul 2004 18:58:06 GMT
Ross Gardler wrote:
> Rick Tessner wrote:
>> On Mon, 2004-01-26 at 05:59, Ross Gardler wrote:
>>> I recently found the need to create a stylesheet to convert xdocs to
>>> text. It's not quite fully complete, in particular tables are not too
>>> well represented at present (I don't need them in my use case at 
>>> present).
>>> I've copied the output of using
>>> this stylesheet below. Would this be of use in CVS?
>> I'm finding that I have a similiar need at the moment as well.  I'm
>> working on a document2pod XSL.
>> It doesn't look like your docv12txt.xsl was committed to CVS (now SVN)
>> at all.  Would it be possible for it to be committed?
> The problem is that it includes a small amount of code from another 
> source that does not publish its licensing terms. I have, via their mail 
> lists, asked if I can use the code over here but they appear to be dead.

If it's a small amount, we could probably re-code that section 
ourselves.  Can you explain what's missing or link to it?

> However, if you take a look at 
> you 
> will see an issue has been raised and Dave Brondsema has attached a 
> patch to use the FOPSerializer to output text. I've not looked at it 
> myself and the FOP folk say it needs improvement (see 

Yes, it works but FOP is not the way to do it; rasterization and such 
cause bad spacing.

> At some point I will need to find a solution for this that I can share, 
> but I'm afraid it is not a major itch for me right now.
> Ross

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