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XEP 4
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How It Works: XML in Action

Technology was created with the intention of providing an adequate native formatting for every output media that may be used to view it -- from cellular phones to high-quality printers -- without manually recreating several versions of the same content. Today, the XML set of standards provides a powerful means to achieve this goal.

Basic ingredients used in preparing our solution are:

  • XML, an emerging industry standard, provides an excellent means for separating contents from specific presentation features;

  • XSL Transformations/XPath, a new language for manipulating XML documents, serves as a flexible and powerful tool for managing the contents and ascribing formatting styles;

  • WML, a specialized XML-based markup language, has been used as an output format for wireless devices (cellular phones, PDA, etc);

  • XSL Formatting Objects, a description language for high-quality visual presentation semantics, has been used to prepare printable versions of the pages;

  • XEP by RenderX has been used to convert XSL FO (XSLFO) descriptions to PDF, thus bridging the new standard to preexisting basis of high-quality printing.

The interaction between various components is shown at the diagram. Only few transitions are now active; all others are still in the TODO list .

Here you can find a document illustrating XEP's role in the formatting transitions on the diagram - a schematic representation of the chessgame viewer sample.

The XML representation of the content is processed by several independent XSL stylesheets that generate various presentation formats: HTML, XSL FO, and -- soon -- WML. XSL FO (XSLFO) is further converted to PDF. There are two stylesheets for XSL FO (XSLFO): one places each page into a separate document (aligned with the HTML site structure); the other packs the whole site into one booklet.

News

October 11, 2018
XEP 4.28 released

Digital Signature form field;
Adobe Cross mark;
Improved Checkmark Position;
XMP Metadata injection.
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August 1, 2018
EnMasse 3.2 released

Multi-service mode - Fork;
improved Cliser logs;
simplified config format;
improved sample client.
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April 18, 2018
XEP 4.27 released

PDF/A-3 attachments;
Date fields in PDF forms;
KERN and GPOS support;
security permissions extended.
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October 23, 2017
XEP 4.26 released

PDF/UA compliance;
Section 508 Tagged PDF;
linearization improvements;
Cliser: HTTPControl port on/off.
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December 22, 2016
EnMasse 3.1 released

Cache management option;
Increased speed: up to +34%;
Informative log format;
New sample client.
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