Norman Walsh | 3 Jun 00:03 2002

Announce: DocBook XSL Stylesheets V1.51.0

                   DocBook XSL Stylesheets Release Notes

DocBook Open Repository Team

 $Id: RELEASE-NOTES.xml,v 1.4 2002/06/02 21:17:15 nwalsh Exp $

 02 Jun 2002

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 These are the release notes for the DocBook XSL Stylesheets. This file
 documents (mostly) changes to the public APIs. What, exactly, counts as a
 public API is still somewhat in question, but it includes at least the
 global parameters.

 Release 1.51.0

   o Added an extension function to determine the intrinsic size of an
     image. Works for the image formats supported by the Java Image class
     and or PostScript-derived formats.

   o Added callout bullets 11-15.

   o Removed obsolete using.chunker parameter.

   o Added points.per.em parameter.

   o Added generate.manifest parameter.

   o Added manifest parameter.
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Norman Walsh | 3 Jun 12:31 2002

Announce: DocBook XSL Stylesheets V1.51.1

Sigh. There's a small glitch in common/en.xml in 1.51.0. So I'm
releasing 1.51.1. Hey, at least it gave me an opportunity to try out
the new three part numbering system, right?

/ Norman Walsh <ndw <at> nwalsh.com> was heard to say:
|                    DocBook XSL Stylesheets Release Notes
|
| DocBook Open Repository Team
|
|  $Id: RELEASE-NOTES.xml,v 1.4 2002/06/02 21:17:15 nwalsh Exp $
|
|  02 Jun 2002
|
|    ----------------------------------------------------------------------
|
|  These are the release notes for the DocBook XSL Stylesheets. This file
|  documents (mostly) changes to the public APIs. What, exactly, counts as a
|  public API is still somewhat in question, but it includes at least the
|  global parameters.
|
|  Release 1.51.0
|
|    o Added an extension function to determine the intrinsic size of an
|      image. Works for the image formats supported by the Java Image class
|      and or PostScript-derived formats.
|
|    o Added callout bullets 11-15.
|
|    o Removed obsolete using.chunker parameter.
|
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Yann Dirson | 3 Jun 14:45 2002

sgml2x 0.99.6 released

sgml2x 0.99.6 is out.  This is the first release-candidate for 1.0.0.

This release fixes a huge problem that prevented printable stylesheet
to work when refering to relative-path images, which was workaround by
not using a temporary dir any more.

It also has the last new features before 1.0 gets released: dssslproc
config file, and declaration of stylesheet inheritance, and a change
which should have been done much earlier: style definitions now in a
styles/ subdir to make room for dssslproc and future additions.

Homepage: http://www.alcove-labs.org/en/software/alcovebook/
Savannah: http://savannah.gnu.org/projects/alcovebook/
Download: http://savannah.gnu.org/download/alcovebook/

sgml2x allows to easily format a SGML or XML document using DSSSL
style-sheets, and provides the following features:

   - Multiple possible style-sheets per document class

   - Easy specification of style-sheets using aliases

   - Easy integration of new style-sheets by adding a simple new
   definition file in a configuration directory

   - The caller can specify a PATH-like list of configuration
   directories, defaulting to a system-wide, a per-user, and a
   per-project configuration directories

   - Automatic selection of a default style-sheet to be used, based on
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Ramon Casellas | 3 Jun 14:52 2002
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DB2LaTeX, little update.

Dear All,

Although I don't have much time to work on the stylesheets, I've added a
couple of things to the cvs repository (towards the 0.7 release). Now
the db2latex should be independent from Norman's stylesheets (it was
difficult to track all the changes and versions Norman releases.), and a
couple of bug fixes.

The web page has not been updated, but the install instructions are
quite simple:

When prompted for a password for anonymous, simply press the Enter key. 
cvs -d:pserver:anonymous <at> cvs.db2latex.sourceforge.net:/cvsroot/db2latex
login 

cvs -z3
-d:pserver:anonymous <at> cvs.db2latex.sourceforge.net:/cvsroot/db2latex co
db2latex.

There is a new sample directory containing a (at least in my config)
working sample. Please note that you may need to tweak the paths.
- use of embedded latex.
- extended docbook to support <mathelement><mathteorem>
- using the subfigure package, scaling and rotating figures
- glossary and bibliography sample

I've been able to use them with latest versions of XalanC, and Saxon
(6.4.1). I get the following message with XalanJ2 :

file:../normalize-scape.mod.xsl; Line 166; Column 49; XSLT Error
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Alex Lancaster | 3 Jun 15:44 2002
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Re: Announce: DocBook XSL Stylesheets V1.51.1

>>>>> "NW" == Norman Walsh <ndw <at> nwalsh.com> writes:

NW> Sigh. There's a small glitch in common/en.xml in 1.51.0. So I'm
NW> releasing 1.51.1. Hey, at least it gave me an opportunity to try
NW> out the new three part numbering system, right?

Hi Norm,

Sorry to report that you might need to to use the three part numbering
system again... ;-)

There's a problem with the generated docs in both the distribution and
the website: they are not in sync with current docsrc.  In particular
the recent changes to the section on XSLT processors (in
"docsrc/publishing.xml") are not included.  I've filed this under the
"Documentation Request" tracker at SourceForge (not sure if this is
the appropriate tracker or not):

http://sourceforge.net/tracker/index.php?func=detail&aid=563870&group_id=21935&atid=381743

Alex
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    Alex Lancaster * alexl <at> users.sourceforge.net * SourceForge Developer

Norman Walsh | 3 Jun 18:07 2002

Re: Announce: DocBook XSL Stylesheets V1.51.1

/ Alex Lancaster <alexl <at> users.sourceforge.net> was heard to say:
| There's a problem with the generated docs in both the distribution and
| the website: they are not in sync with current docsrc.  In particular
| the recent changes to the section on XSLT processors (in
| "docsrc/publishing.xml") are not included.  I've filed this under the
| "Documentation Request" tracker at SourceForge (not sure if this is
| the appropriate tracker or not):

Thanks, Alex. I fixed the documentation online, and I've fixed the
Makefile so this won't happen again. If no one reports any other
errors in the next couple of days, I'll go ahead and make a 1.51.2
release.

                                        Be seeing you,
                                          norm

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http://www.oasis-open.org/docbook/ | technology is indistinguishable
Chair, DocBook Technical Committee | from a rigged demo.

KWard | 3 Jun 18:52 2002

XSL transform (Xalan) fails on test document book.001.xml

Hi,

I'm getting nowhere with the XSL stylesheets.  Xalan-J 2.3.1, DocBook
4.1.2, docbook-xsl 1.51.1, and a document
from docbook-testdocs.  Screen output is below; I also get an empty output
HTML file.

Is anyone succeeding with this combination?
Thanks,
Ken Ward

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M:\sb\docbook>java -cp c:\java\xalan-j_2_3_1\bin\xalan.jar;c:
\java\xalan-j_2_3_1\bin\xml-apis.jar;c:
\java\xalan-j_2_3_1\bin\xercesImpl.jar org.apache.xalan.xslt.Process -IN C:
\docbook\docbook-testdocs-1.0\tests\book.001.xml -XSL c:
\docbook\docbook-xsl-1.51.1\html\docbook.xsl -OUT c:\temp\out.html
file:///c:/docbook/docbook-xsl-1.51.1/common/l10n.xsl; Line 95; Column 20;
No localization exists for "" or "". Using default "en".

file:///c:/docbook/docbook-xsl-1.51.1/common/common.xsl; Line 1389; Column
35; XSLT Error (javax.xml.transform.TransformerException): 2 >= 2

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Tomas Valusek | 3 Jun 22:18 2002
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Direct DocBook2txt?

Hello,

I'm an editor of a Czech magazine for blind computer users. I'm working on
WinXP, and currently almost all articles are written in HTML and converted
to plain text because of accessibility (some subscribers can't use HTML). I
use MSIE6 to produce plain text, but a manual correction is needed. Since
there should be no indentation of paragraphs, I can't use Lynx for creating
text output.

Is there an XSL/DSSSL stylesheet available for direct XML->TXT conversion,
so I could possibly modify it for my needs?

Thank you for your help.

Tomas Valusek

Bob Stayton | 3 Jun 23:01 2002
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Re: Direct DocBook2txt?

On Mon, Jun 03, 2002 at 10:18:35PM +0200, Tomas Valusek wrote:
> Hello,
> 
> I'm an editor of a Czech magazine for blind computer users. I'm working on
> WinXP, and currently almost all articles are written in HTML and converted
> to plain text because of accessibility (some subscribers can't use HTML). I
> use MSIE6 to produce plain text, but a manual correction is needed. Since
> there should be no indentation of paragraphs, I can't use Lynx for creating
> text output.
> 
> Is there an XSL/DSSSL stylesheet available for direct XML->TXT conversion,
> so I could possibly modify it for my needs?

I don't know of a stylesheet for text output, but you might
look at html2text.  It gives you control over indents and
such.  It is available from:
http://userpage.fu-berlin.de/~mbayer/tools/html2text.html

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Robert A. Whiteside | 3 Jun 23:27 2002
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Re: Direct DocBook2txt?

On Monday 03 June 2002 01:18 pm, Tomas Valusek wrote:
> Since
> there should be no indentation of paragraphs, I can't use Lynx for creating
> text output.

How about 

  lynx | sed

Cheers,
--Bob


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