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NewsForge: XML-based Print Publishing with DSSSL and OpenJade

Sep 30, 2004, 08:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jonathan Bartlett)

"XML publishing has been thrown around as a catchphrase in the industry quite a bit. What does it really mean? Most XML-based publishing happens entirely on the Web, although great tools exist for doing print publishing with XML. This two-part article will guide you through the details of print publishing with XML, using tools that come standard with most Linux distributions.

"What's so great about XML publishing? You can completely separate the look of the document from the content of the document. As programmers would say, you are separating the model from the view. XML by itself doesn't do this for you--you have to come up with a reasonable tagset yourself that adequately represents the content, not the style, of your document..."

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