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Subject: Re: [docbook-apps] GSoC Project Idea: integrated LaTeX output support for the stylesheets

On 04/05/2013 10:38 AM, Gábor Kövesdán wrote:
> Em 05-04-2013 15:26, Stefan Seefeld escreveu:
>>> There are two projects, db2latex and dblatex, which provide such
>>> >functionality but they do not integrate well with the existing
>>> >stylesheets and dblatex also introduces a new dependency, Python.
>> Can you elaborate a little how you would reuse existing stylesheets in
>> your approach ? AFAIU they are all specific to a particular output
>> medium (e.g. HTML or FO), and so the only way to reuse them would be to
>> process the generated FO instead of DB, no ?
>> I'm also not concerned about Python as a dependency. It is widely
>> available, and seems to me to be a better tool to translate XML to LaTeX
>> than XSLT. However I'd be happy to learn otherwise.:-)
> There are couple of general templates and facilities, e.g. those that
> handle localized text and the titlepage generation mechanism. I mean
> here integration and not strict reuse. People would be able to use
> these stylesheets with the same conventions as they use XHTML and FO
> stylesheets, that is, generating a titlepage, setting XSLT parameters
> to control behavior and overriding certain templates, in which they
> can insert localized templates or use e.g. the object.id template. It
> could be shipped with the DocBook XSL distribution and could have a
> similar reference documentation of XSLT parameters?

OK, that makes sense.

> If you prefer Python, it could be an alternative but I'd like to
> provide a purely XSLT-based mechanism, as well. According to my
> estimation, it would require very minimal coding.

Fair enough.



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