Can you explain in a bit more detail what you are desiring to accomplish? XSLT can be used to transform the XML but the XML itself can be used directly in ID.
What does your XML look like, and how do you want it to look like. If your XSLT is already written, it can be selected during the importing of the XML in the dialog box if you choose to show options during import.
Thanks for your reply:
We are manually mapping in ID used XML but we need auto flowing. That is the reason for choosed XSLT.
I have less knowledge for XSLT. XSLT not created yet.
My question is, We have XML file but how it convert XSLT file. In this case how do i create XSLT file? and how do i convert XML to XSLT file.
"I saw some files just import the xml file in ID template, it is automatically mapping the indesign styles, figure and caption placed neares the citation and tables formatted." -- How it is possible for auto flowing? Kindly explain with step by step process.
Thanks for your helping
kanaga kumar. k
Let's seperate issues as I understand them. Auto-flowing of text is separate from the XML import. Look here:
Then we can proceed if there are other questions.
Before I go, though, an XSLT is used for literally transforming XML from something to something else. Like maybe removing "nodes", combining/moving "nodes", transforming tables and on and on.
Take care, Mike
To build pages in Indesign automatically will need a proper workflow.
1. XSLT --> you need to created XSLT for each DTD.
2. Pearl --> breaks, cleanup etc...
3. Script --> to build pages
What's your DTD.