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XML, XSLT; dynamic or static ?

Michael Boehm
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Joined: Jun 02, 2010
Posts: 51
In a course we had a couple of introductory lectures on XML. I have a silly question: Lets say I have defined a small markup language for articles. Now I want to have a list of articles linked on my website. Each link refers to an article and when I activate the link I want to go to an XHTML page which is the result of applying an XSLT transform to my article in my markup language. Can the transformation be done dynamically or do I write my XSLT transform apply it to an article and then use the resulting XHTML document as usual by having it placed on my site ? I am thinking it would be nice to just somehow be able to add the article in its XML style and then generate the XHTML on the fly, as otherwise I have to do more work every time I add a new article ?
Vardges Begoyan

Joined: Oct 25, 2010
Posts: 1
Hello Michael,
I read your topic, maybe it is a little late, but I know the answer. Few months ago I had a problem like yours. I had got a product from RenderX, which name was XEP. Believe me it is perfect for formatting xml, xsl fo to xhtml.
For my company I needed to format pdfs, and XEP helped me in that too. You can download trial version from
Something more.. If have questions associated with XEP, post your questions in RenderX' forum, where you can got the answers:

Regards, Vardges
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