Introduction to XSL-FO

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XSL-FO is about formatting XML data for output.
XSL-FO is the other half of the XML stylesheet equation.
XSL-FO can also be applied to the Web as a replacement for CSS

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Before you study XSL-FO you should have a basic understanding of the following:

  • XML
  • XML Namespaces
  • What is XSL-FO?

    • XSL-FO is a language for formatting XML data
    • XSL-FO stands for Extensible Stylesheet Language Formatting Objects
    • XSL-FO is based on XML
    • XSL-FO is a W3C Recommendation
    • XSL-FO is now formally named XSL

    XSL-FO is About Formatting

    XSL-FO describes the formatting of XML data for output to screen, paper or other media.

    XSL-FO is Formally Named XSL

    Yes XSL-FO and XSL the same thing?

    Styling is both about transforming and formatting information. When the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) made their first XSL Working Draft, it contained the language syntax for both transforming and formatting XML documents.

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