Sebastian Rahtz
August 2005

1. Summary

  • PassiveTeX is a library of TeX macros which can be used to process an XML document which results from an XSL transformation to formatting objects.
  • PassiveTeX provides a rapid development environment for experimenting with XSL FO, using a reliable pre-existing formatter
  • Running PassiveTeX with the pdfTeX variant of TeX generates high-quality PDF files in a single operation.
  • PassiveTeX shows how TeX can remain the formatter of choice for XML, while hiding the details of its operation from the user.

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