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From Ross Gardler <>
Subject Re: Own type of document transformed to document-v20
Date Mon, 15 May 2006 00:34:04 GMT
Cameron McCormack wrote:
> Hi Ross.
> Ross Gardler:
>>The document-v20 DTD is to intented to include all the elements in the 
>>XHTML2 subset we are working towards supporting. If the elements you 
>>want to add are in this subset then you can add them to our DTD, 
>>otherwise you should use your own DTD and convert as you suggest.
>>So, what are the elements you want to add?
> I want to have content like:

>   <elements>
>     <element name="a" ns="">
>       <prop name="clip-path"><yes/></prop>
>       <prop name="color-interpolation"><yes/></prop>
>       ...
>       <attr name="class" ns=""><yes/></attr>
>       <attr name="externalResourcesRequired" ns=""><no/></attr>
>     </element>

Not XHTML2 subset, so no go in the XDoc DTD I'm afraid.

>><map:match pattern ="path/to/my/files/**.xml">
>>  <map:generate src="{project:content.xdocs}/path/to/my/sources/{{1}.xml"/>
>>  <map:transform src="myFormat-to-document.xsl"/>
>>  <map:serialize type="xml"/>
> Aha!  With a bit of jiggering with the paths, that works perfectly,
> thanks.


>>I really would recomend using a DTD it makes things much more flexible 
>>and will prevent time hunting errors in your source files. But the 
>>choice is yorus.
> DTDs flexible?  Surely you kid.  ;-)  But I guess you mean that it will
> be more flexible since I won't have to restrict myself to particular
> files to be processed as 'status' documents, instead having it look it
> up based on the DOCTYPE declaration.  If I find this gets in my way,
> I'll go to the effort of making a DTD.

Yes, that is what I meant by flexibile.

> By the way, I like to use the 'extra-css' element in my skinconf.xml to
> customize the styling of one of the included skins a bit.  Is there a
> similarly easy way to modify the styling of the XSL-FO elements that are
> used to generate the PDF versions of pages?  Perhaps I can reference
> some XSLT file that will be applied to the generated FO that adds on
> some attributes?

No existing method, but the extra-css method would work just fine with 
some enhancements to document-to-fo.xsl patches are, of course, welcome.


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