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Subject: Re: [xsl] Using barcode markup in Saxon/Oxygen
From: "Kevin Brown" <kevin@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2012 22:36:12 -0700

Jesper:

Certainly you can make use of those locally. A long time ago I also
implemented a web service using our style sheets so that folks did not even
have to deploy them locally ... instead just use a web call. 

I checked and they are still around although they could probably use a bit
of a tune up. I have not touched this in several years, I am sure something
is broken.

If for example, you go to this:

http://www.foactive.com/Barcodes/Service.asmx/GenCode128?value=KEVIN%20BROWN
&optstring=&printtext=true&subset=A&makeUCC=false&module=&height=&quiethor=&
quietvert=&fontfam=Helvetica&fontheight=10pt

You should be served up a bar code. You can play with all the options
available (look at foactive.com website and go to barcode web service). You
could easily dynamically generate these through a web call if you like. If
you have any issues or if this is something everyone would like, I would be
happy to give them a tune-up and make sure they are always around for folks
to use.

Kevin Brown
RenderX

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Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2012 14:38:04 +0200
To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
From: Jesper Tverskov <jesper.tverskov@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [xsl] Using barcode markup in Saxon/Oxygen
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Florent Georges wrote:
>   RenderX has stylesheets for barcodes using XSL-FO and SVG for years, I
think they are not specific to RenderX at all.  I am not sure about the
licensing though, they are just samples on their website:
>
>     http://www.renderx.com/demos/barcodes.html

Nice link.

I downloaded the xslt and xsl-fo stylesheets, loaded them in Oxygen, ...
Saxon EE gave two good error messages, changed a link and an attribute
value, and I can now output barcodes in PDF!

Inside the beautifully made and well-documented stylesheets, I read:
"Permission is granted to use this document, copy and modify free of charge,
provided that every derived work bear a reference to the present document."

Very interesting.

Cheers
Jesper Tverskov
http://www.xmlplease.com


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