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From Marco Stolpe <>
Subject How to redirect XSL output to more than one file?
Date Sat, 19 Jul 2003 11:52:27 GMT

I'm rather new to Cocoon and XSL, but already have used Xalan together 
with DocBook stylesheets to produce HTML and PDF documents. Having read 
some of Cocoons online documentation and searched the mailing list 
archive there still remains the following question.

Let us assume I have created a rather huge document (a book, thesis, 
whatever) I'd like to publish on the web. A user visiting the web site 
should be able to view the document online in HTML-format, download the 
HTML version as a compressed ZIP-file or download one single PDF file.

It's clear to me that I can produce one single PDF file with Cocoon, but 
how can I produce an online (or zipped download) version distributed 
among several output files in HTML format? It would be painful for any 
reader to look at one single HTML file consisting of maybe a hundred of 
pages. I'm not only interested in a solution for DocBook, but a general 
one. For example, it would be nice to create a presentation consisting 
of several slides in one XML file, but only to show one single slide on 

One solution which came to my mind was to use XSP together with fields 
in a query string pointing to the portion of the document the user likes 
to read. But I'm asking myself if this is the best solution available, 
since using XSP wouldn't be a very portable solution, would it? 
Moreover, could I still produce a static version of the document  
(consisting of several files) using Cocoon from the command line with XSP?

Thanks in advance for any help/hint,


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