I write to ask your feedback about a XML demo that we realized by EDW International for Rassegna Grafica
(http://www.apenet.it/ita/rg/index.asp), italian magazine that talks about printing technologies for 53 years.
A small demo to show the power of XML for the realization of pages HTML and PDF.
You can see the demo at the URL
(that soon it will be linked from the Rassegna Grafica's web site).
The demo, that generates a hypothetical business card, starts when you write in the fields of the form at the first page, here the English translation
(the demo is in Italian):
Inserisci i tuoi dati per visualizzarli in PDF e per il web
(Insert your data to visualize them in PDF and for the web)
Inserisci il tuo nome e cognome:
(Insert your name and surname)
Inserisci il tuo indirizzo email:
(Insert your e-mail)
Inserisci il tuo ruolo:
(Insert your responsability)
Inserisci la tua cittą:
(Insert your city)
So a page should have to appear a page that show the data that you have inserted and asks if you want visualize them in HTML or pdf, by a simple
click. HTML and pdf are created in that moment through XSL and Xsl-fo.
We wanted to show that if you use XML in the writing it is easier to re-use the data that you receive for the printing in HTML and managing a personalized printing "hiding" to the author the complexity of the
mechanism that is behind this result.
The demo is better explained by 3 articles, the first one of them has already appeared on issue 1 of January (already in distribution) of Rassegna Grafica: let me want if you like to read them.
I hope that this initiative diffuses necessary computer science culture in the world of the press in Italy and you reward the courage of Rassegna Grafica in the supporting of this kind of innovation.