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Re: [xsl] Writing stylesheets for Web and PDF output?

Subject: Re: [xsl] Writing stylesheets for Web and PDF output?
From: Dan Vint <dvint@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 26 May 2012 14:18:05 -0700

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.


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).


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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