XSL-FO Tutorials - Herong's Tutorial Examples - v2.24, by Herong Yang
What Is Apache™ FOP?
This section describes Apache™ FOP, which is an XSL-FO (eXtensible Stylesheet Language - Formatting Objects) processor developed by Apache™ Software Foundation.
What Is Apache™ FOP (Formatting Objects Processor)? Apache™ FOP is an XSL-FO (eXtensible Stylesheet Language - Formatting Objects) processor developed by Apache™ Software Foundation.
Apache™ FOP is a print formatter driven by XSL formatting objects (XSL-FO) and an output independent formatter. It is a Java application that reads a formatting object (FO) tree and renders the resulting pages to a specified output. Output formats currently supported include PDF, PS, PCL, AFP, XML (area tree representation), Print, AWT and PNG, and to a lesser extent, RTF and TXT. The primary output target is PDF.
The latest version of Apache™ FOP is 2.7, released in 20 Jan, 2022.
Apache™ FOP supports W3C XSL-FO 1.1 standard with some exceptions.
Apache™ FOP can also be used as an XSLT (eXtensible Stylesheet Language Transformations) processor.
Apache™ FOP is a Java application and requires JVM (Java Virtual Machine) to run.
All PDF versions of my tutorial books are generated by Apache™ FOP.
History of Apache™ FOP versions and release dates:
Version Date ------- ------------ FOP 2.7 20 Jan, 2022 FOP 2.6 20 Jan, 2021 FOP 2.5 13 May, 2020 FOP 2.4 9 Nov, 2019 FOP 2.3 24 May, 2018 FOP 2.2 10 Apr, 2017 FOP 2.1 14 Jan, 2016 FOP 2.0 3 Jun, 2015 FOP 1.1 20 Oct, 2011 FOP 1.0 21 Jul, 2010
For more information, see Apache™ FOP home page at https://xmlgraphics.apache.org/fop/.
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