XQuery/Converting HTML tables to XSL-FO tables

MotivationEdit

You have a collection of HTML tables that you want to convert to PDF.

MethodEdit

We will use an XQuery typeswitch transformation that will convert the key table elements (table,thead,tr,th,db,tbody) to the corresponding XSL-FO elements.

Sample Main DispatcherEdit

We will create an XQuery module with the following functions:

  • a main dispater function for starting the transform
  • a single function for each table element
  • a function to process the class attributes for each element

To transform the table the following will be used:

  let $fo-table := html-2-fo:main($html-table);

The main function of the

Last modified on 28 April 2012, at 21:45