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Sams Teach Yourself XML in 24 Hours, Third Edition by Michael Morrison

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Chapter 14. Formatting XML with XSL-FO

 

You got it buddy: the large print giveth and the small print taketh away.

 
 --Tom Waits

As Tom Waits points out in the quote, the size of the print determines a whole lot about what you’re getting into, at least when it comes to marketing. This chapter isn’t about marketing but it does address print size. It’s about XSL-FO, an XML stylesheet technology that is in some ways akin to a supercharged CSS. XSL-FO is the other half of the XML stylesheet equation, with XSLT being the original half that you learned about in Hour 11, “Getting Started with XSL,” and Hour 12, “Transforming XML with XSLT.” XSL-FO is a very high-powered style language that is particularly well suited to print. It allows you to take exacting ...

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