Re: [xep-support] Demonstrable back of the book index methodology for XSL-FO 1.0

From: David Tolpin (
Date: Thu Dec 12 2002 - 20:54:42 PST

> I've just implemented back-of-the-book indexes for the next edition cycle
> of our electronic books. It mostly involves XSLT and XSL-FO 1.0 ... the
> catch is to use the PDF output format for an intermediate pass and a
> no-charge download for extracting text from PDF files. The model will work
> for other final form print formats where the canvas content can be extracted.


while I understand that you tried to make your solution inmplementation-independent,
wouldn't it be better for XEP users to just use .XEP output format, that is XML
representation of paginated layout?


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