Appendix A. Using XSLT with XSL-FO

XSLT was designed primarily for use with XSL-FO.

  • The result of an XSLT transform is an XML information set that may or may not be serialized as XML syntax.

    • The result information set can be delivered to XSL-FO formatter without serialization.

  • A number of features of XSLT assist the writing of XSL-FO stylesheets.

  • The design of XSL-FO is made simpler by the use of XSLT functionality.

XSLT is a normative part of XSL-FO.

  • Section 2.1 of XSL-FO states the following:

    • The provisions in "XSL Transformations" form an integral part of this recommendation and are considered normative.

Certain aspects of XSL-FO are defined by XSLT.

  • References are made in XSL-FO to the definitions in XSLT.

  • Design decisions in XSL-FO pattern themselves after XSLT definitions.

There is no technical reason that XSLT must be used exclusively to create XSL-FO.

  • The formatter will accept an instance of XSL-FO regardless of how that instance was generated.



Definitive XSL-FO
Definitive XSL-FO
ISBN: 0131403745
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2002
Pages: 99
Authors: G. Ken Holman

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