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  • JamesKayCTR

    XSLT 2.0 via RenderX (or Saxon) for Creating XSL-FO

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    Does either XMetaL 9 or XMetaL 10 come with a version of RenderX (or Saxon) that supports XSLT 2.0 for creating XSL-FO files?

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    Derek Read

    Reply to: XSLT 2.0 via RenderX (or Saxon) for Creating XSL-FO

    XMetaL Author Enterprise installs and configures a copy of the DITA Open Toolkit and a licensed copy of RenderX XEP. It is capable of generating all the various outputs the DITA Open Toolkit supports (including PDF using RenderX XEP) plus a number of plug-ins. These all require DITA files as input.

    The DITA Open Toolkit itself includes Saxon, so it is available. JustSystems doesn't provide any documentation or support for working directly with Saxon however.

    XMetaL Author Enterprise 9 installs DITA OT version 1.8, which includes Saxon 9, which in turn supports XSLT 2.
    XMetaL Author Enterprise 10 installs DITA OT versions 1.8 and 2.0 (which both include Saxon).

    Note that RenderX XEP is an XSL-FO processor and is not able to generate XSL-FO using XSLT.

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    JamesKayCTR

    Reply to: XSLT 2.0 via RenderX (or Saxon) for Creating XSL-FO

    Thank you for your reply Derek.

    Do you know if the version of Saxon 9 being distributed with XMetaL 9 (or XMetaL 10) also supports XSL extensions (like the exslt.org extensions)?

    While we're on the topic of RenderX, does either XMetaL 9 or XMetaL 10 still have the “XEP Assistant” from RenderX?  It's in XMetaL 6 – burried in the AppData folder.  I can start it up using “x4u.bat” in the renderx folder.

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    Derek Read

    Reply to: XSLT 2.0 via RenderX (or Saxon) for Creating XSL-FO

    I do not know the answer to your first question. This might be best to ask directly of the DITA Open Toolkit project or here: https://groups.yahoo.com/group/dita-users

    RenderX XEP is installed here with versions 9 and 10: C:ProgramDataSoftQuadXMetaLSharedrenderx
    We include a full XEP installation, so it includes x4u.bat

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