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Subject: Re: [xsl] Writing stylesheets for Web and PDF output?
From: Vasu Chakkera <vasucv@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 26 May 2012 23:47:43 +0100

I am not sure about the Arbortext styler. ECrion also generates XSLT
code in the background. It generates XSL:FO in the background and you
can either choose to do everything on the Designer or, Can do the XSLT
Coding yourself.. the designer helps you to do s preview of the
output, as you carry on developing your stylesheet.
Hope this helps.
Vasu

On 26 May 2012 23:35, Dan Vint <dvint@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Sounds like it might be similar to Arbortext Styler, which now that I think
> of it might be the way to go ultimately. It would allow me to generate the
3
> formats that I need including the editing environment. My only problem with
> the Styler approach is that I have to buy a new tool, where XSLT I can code
> anywhere.
>
> I hadn't heard of Ecrion, I'll have to look into them.
>
> ..dan
>
>
> At 03:07 PM 5/26/2012, you wrote:
>>
>> There are things you can do programmatic to manage the code.
>> I recently came across this tool called Ecrion .. I thought this was
>> cool as you can design one front ( PDF / HTML Etc) in the designer and
>> ask the designer to produce the HTML/PDF/Text outputs.. This was cool.
>> The only problem with this is ofcourse, if the designs are different
>> for HTML and for PDF and the text. in which case, you will have to
>> redesign .. But if they are simple designs, then it does work a
>> magic..  May not be completely in context with the original question,
>> but nevertheless, worth its  GBP 0.02 ...
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> On 26 May 2012 22:18, Dan Vint <dvint@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> > The publication module may be a key difference. The current tools manage
>> > the
>> > content of the publication through an interface and proprietary XML
>> > format.
>> > So their graphical interface is used to organize the content and then
>> > publish it. This is easy for the writers to use, but it doesn't allow me
>> > to
>> > introduce any processing of my own. Anything I add has to be done after
>> > the
>> > fact.
>> >
>> > ..dan
>> >
>> >
>> > At 01:40 PM 5/26/2012, you wrote:
>> >>
>> >> Hi Dan,
>> >>
>> >> I am working in a similar environment, except we use 2 different sets
>> >> of
>> >> stylesheets, but have many imported/included stylesheets shared across
>> >> the
>> >> IETM and PDF. Like you, we have a S1000D input to publish a
>> >> MIL-STD-40051
>> >> output. As you know the 40051 output covers a number of different
>> >> Technical
>> >> Manuals (PDF output). We have over 15 Publication Modules which share
>> >> over
>> >> 1000 data modules. We use a "pipeline" approach like you do. We have
>> >> been
>> >> doing this for 2 years with great success. Managing 2 sets of
>> >> stylesheets
>> >> for 2 completely different outputs is manageable. In fact, I prefer it
>> >> this
>> >> way. But trying to great a single set of stylesheets to output 2
>> >> completely
>> >> different outputs (IETM or PDF) would be a nightmare to manage (IMO).
>> >>
>> >> Phil
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> On May 26, 2012, at 4:05 PM, Dan Vint wrote:
>> >>
>> >> > I have at least 3 environments that I need to keep consistent.
>> >> > 1) Arbortext editing environment
>> >> > 2) IETM output as HTML
>> >> > 3) 3rd party application that merges the data modules together into
>> >> > one
>> >> > XML file that is then processed to make the PDF. Originally designed
>> >> > to be a
>> >> > mil-spec manual output but typically now just used for review copies
>> >> > where
>> >> > the requirement is to make it more like the IETM output.
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
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>> > Danny Vint
>> >
>> > Panoramic Photography
>> > http://www.dvint.com
>> >
>> > voice: 619-938-3610
>> >
>>
>>
>>
>> --
>> Vasu Chakkera
>> NodeLogic Limited
>> Oxford
>> www.node-logic.com
>> ==============
>
>
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Danny Vint
>
> Panoramic Photography
> http://www.dvint.com
>
> voice: 619-938-3610
>



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Vasu Chakkera
NodeLogic Limited
Oxford
www.node-logic.com
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