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Subject: Re: [docbook-apps] Including external XSL-FO in docbook document ?

I think I need to give more details:
I have the sources of both documents (as written by me).
One is a report in docbook, the other a resume using a
modified xmlresume DTD.

I need to include the resume in the docbook report.
So these are not two docbook documents two combine,
but docbook + another DTD.

As both are using different DTDs, I couldn't think of a
way to generate "one" document from a unified XML source.

That's why I thought about merging the fo files or the final
PDF files.

Does that help ?


>>> Bob Stayton said:
 >> > as I am currently working on a report mainly written in docbook,
 >> > I have the following problem: I need to include a couple of pages
 >> > that are produced from another xml source via xslt and xsl-fo.
 >> > 
 >> > In the end I want to produce a PDF document. So I could do
 >> > docbook -> PDF
 >> > OtherSource -> PDF
 >> > Combine both PDFs as desired
 >> > 
 >> > *but* .. I'd at least need to tell docbook about the inserted pages,
 >> > for correct page numbering etc., how to do that ?
 >> > 
 >> > Also, this procedure is not much streamlined.
 >> > Given that the other document source produces Formatting Objects,
 >> > I wonder whether I could somehow combine the docbook FO with the
 >> > other FO ?
 >> Is there any way you can get your hands on a copy
 >> of the DocBook XML source for this material?
 >> Merging PDF is not something I'd want to try, that is,
 >> if I wanted a working PDF file.  8^)
 >> Merging FO is somewhat possible, at page-sequence
 >> boundaries.  But with what results?
 >> Your table of contents or index won't cover the inserted
 >> material, unless you do some real FO magic.
 >> How much easier it would be to insert a copy of the DocBook
 >> source into your source and build a real book.
 >> If you could get the FO, why couldn't you get the XML?
 >> Not that I doubt there are procedures for such things,
 >> but sometimes they get in the way.
 >> -- 
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 >>                                             email: bobs@sco.com

Marc Baaden

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