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Subject: Re: [docbook-apps] Imagedata and XInclude

George Cristian Bina wrote:
> Hi Dean,
> I see that Jirka already responded to your question but I want to 
> address the validation issue.
> Please note that Saxon and FOP are not validating your DocBook file 
> against a DTD or against a schema. Saxon will only care to have an XML 
> (that is well formed) document and it will get you from that to an 
> intermediary XSL-FO file that FOP will use as input and get your PDF 
> file. Invalid DocBook documents may very well pass through this 
> processings performed by Saxon and FOP.

Which is very easy to forget.
I've since added validation into my script that calls up docbook
for transformation to address this.
Validate (and stop on errors), then transform to html/xsl-fo.

It saves a lot of time in the end!


Dave Pawson
XSLT, XSL-FO and Docbook FAQ

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