Book publishing is another area where we apply XML technologies. In
the last year, we have worked on a number of books from Charles F. Goldfarb’s
Definitive XML Series published by Prentice Hall.
For new books in the series, our studio performs most of the
editorial and production tasks, from getting the source manuscript
from the author to producing final PDF pages.
Using an XSLT stylesheet created by our studio, we transform the
source XML into XSL-FO. Then,
we use the XEP formatter to
render the XSL-FO files into PDF.
The same stylesheet is also responsible for section numbering,
resolving cross-references, compiling the index and table of
contents, etc. We also do copyediting and proofreading of most
The books we produced include:
Lars Marius Garshol, Definitive XML Application Development;
G. Ken Holman, Definitive XSLT and XPath (for this book, we also developed the design of the pages, see sample chapter);
Definitive XML Schema.