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Subject: RE: [xsl] XSL Newbie: How2 write transforms for variable XML
From: "Pawson, David" <David.Pawson@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 31 Jan 2005 09:56:07 -0000

Thankyou Dave.
  XSL-FO and e-book <quirk>Standard</quirk> appear to have
no connection.
  Jon Noring set out some time back to create an ebook standard,
and as you say, its now a nightmare of nih variants and
proprietary versions. Pity. Even Microsoft seem unable to
provide a defacto standard. 

regards DaveP. 

    -----Original Message-----
    From: Dave Cramer 
    I do quite a bit of eBook production, using XSL to 
    transform XML files extracted from Quark documents into OEB 
    format (HTML with extras, as Wendell says), and also into 
    one of the Palm formats (XSL output is a text file). The 
    OEB files can be converted into .LIT files for Microsoft 
    Reader for PC using proprietary software from Overdrive. 
    The Palm text files are converted into the final Palm ebook 
    format with another proprietary program from Palm Digital 
    Media (or whatever company bought it last).
    Since we have Quark files, we create eBook PDFs directly 
    from those without going through XML and XSL-FO.
    Some people are trying to create an open-source eBook 
    reader (www.openreader.org), based on OEB standards, to 
    avoid the current nightmare of dozens of incompatible eBook 
    formats and readers.
    Dave Cramer


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