The DSSSL Book: An XML/SGML Programming Language

Overview

The DSSSL Book: An XML/SGML Programming Language provides comprehensive coverage of the language. Its approach is practical with numerous examples and graphics explaining DSSSL concepts. The book covers the structure of a DSSSL document, its programming language, the groves data model, the query language, the transformation language and the style language.

Professionals rendering high-quality industrial-strength XML/SGML documents and Linux developers and documentation writers ...

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Overview

The DSSSL Book: An XML/SGML Programming Language provides comprehensive coverage of the language. Its approach is practical with numerous examples and graphics explaining DSSSL concepts. The book covers the structure of a DSSSL document, its programming language, the groves data model, the query language, the transformation language and the style language.

Professionals rendering high-quality industrial-strength XML/SGML documents and Linux developers and documentation writers will find this book a prized reference source. Individuals maintaining DSSSL stylesheets, and technical managers in all types of publishing will find in this book a way to give their documents a professional aspect, and a way to automate document processing in a modern way. Readers of the book will learn the necessary concepts to understand the DocBook DSSSL stylesheets and will learn the concepts on how to customize stylesheets. It is assumed that readers will be familiar with SGML.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781461351160
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 4/30/2013
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2004
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 326
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.73 (d)

Table of Contents

1: Introduction.
2: The DSSSL Specification. 2.1. Architectural Forms. 2.2. The DSSSL Architectural Form. 2.3. Features. 2.4. Character Repertoires. 2.5. SGML Grove Plan. 2.6. External Specification. 2.7. Stylesheet Partitioning.
3: The Programming Language. 3.1. Introduction. 3.2. Expressions. 3.3. Data Types. 3.4. Repetitive Processing. 3.5. Standard Procedures. 3.6. Core Expression Language.
4: The Process of Grove Construction. 4.1. Introduction. 4.2. Property Sets. 4.3. Intrinsic Data Types. 4.4. Intrinsic Properties. 4.5. Grove Plans. 4.6. The SGML Property Set. 4.7. The Grove. 4.8. Classes of the SGML Propset.
5: The Standard Document Query Language (SDQL). 5.1. Introduction. 5.2. Query Language Datatypes. 5.3. Node Procedures. 5.4. Property Procedures. 5.5. Exercises.
6: The Transformation Process. 6.1. Introduction. 6.2. Processing Model Overview. 6.3. The Transformer. 6.4. The Transformation Language. 6.5. Transformation Expressions.
7: The Style Process. 7.1. Introduction. 7.2. Tutorial of the Style Language. 7.3. Detailed Explanation of the Flow Object Classes. 7.4. Additional Classes. 7.5. Basic Example. 7.6. Catalog of Flow Object Classes.
A. Tools Supporting DSSSL. A.1. Description. A.2.OpenJade.
Bibliography. Index.

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