The project skeleton need to cover the following areas:
- Anatomy of the build process: build file semantics, related Ant parameters,
customizing build files w.r.t. transformation and output generation, the
typical sequence of processes launched during the build of both XHTML and PDF
outputs, and the most common processing errors.
- A glossary listing and describing the Toolkit files involved in the build
process and related to the transformation, styling, and customization of
XHTML and PDF outputs. The following processing related file types are
and the following transformation and styling file types are included:
The glossary links XSLT file entries to their respective detailed
documentation generated by oXygen® using the menu option . The documentation describes the function of the referenced
files and the templates within the respective XSL file. The possibility to
generate each stylesheet documentation into multiple HTML files, instead of
one large file, will be examined. The purpose is to link to specific
template documentation from within the description of customization methods.
- CSS (*.css); used to style XHTML output
- XSLT (*.xsl); used to generate either XHTML or
- Methods of customzing XHTML, including:
- Using own CSS files instead of the default ones, which ship with the
- Modifying CSS by creating additional sheets and adding appropriate
properties to the Ant build script to associate the modified files
with the XHTML output
- Adding parameters to the Ant build file to specify headers &
- Overriding the default Toolkit XSLT processing (modifying and
replacing original XSLT files). If this methodology is to be
adopted, it is specially important to be able to link to XSLT files
template documentation at the best possible granularity.
- Methods of customizing PDF, including:
- Overriding the Idiom plugin FO XSL Stylesheet processing, as
- Modifying XSLT transformations
- Modifying the Idiom plugin master page layouts
- Editing the vars file (e.g.