XSL-FO Support in Xml2PDF
XSL-FO is a primary input format for Altsoft Xml2PDF formatting engine.
Originally, XSL-FO stylesheets are used to express designer's intentions about how that structured content of a class of arbitrarily
structured XML documents or data files should be presented. That is, how the source content should be styled, laid out, and paginated
onto some presentation medium (PDF in this particular case).
The current implementation provides nearly the complete level of conformance for
"Extensible Stylesheet Language (XSL) version 1.1 W3C Recommendation"
dated 05 December 2006 including bookmarks, multiple flows, and floats.
Both XML parser and XSL-FO formatter are designed to be user friendly and error resistant. Thus, even if small errors or warnings exist
the file will be formatted and all warnings will be reported to the user. Xml2PDF tries also to produce as much informative output as
possible if more serious errors occur.
There are several configuration properties that have an impact on the formatting process, such as font usage policy, maximal image
resolution, a number of default values, etc. See user manual of the edition for the particular details.
See the XSL-FO version 1.1 conformance list for all formatting objects and all
See alsoColor Management in Xml2PDF and
Graphics Formats Supported for the corresponding implementation details.
Altsoft provides a number of extension to XSL-FO in order to cover the special requirements of the real projects that are missing in
the specification. These are layers in PDF, attachments in PDF file and document properties (autor name, subject, keywords, etc).
Please, refer to the complete list of extesions to XSL-FO by Altsoft.