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In a XML'2005 poster in Atlanta today, Crane Softwrights Ltd.
announced the availability of commercial-grade publishing of UBL
instances to PDF format with freely-downloadable components.
Using digitally-signed XSL-FO stylesheet manifests, users of the
Universal Business Language 1.0 vocabulary can use the Crane UBL
XSLT/XSL-FO stylesheets unchanged to produce quality PDF renderings
from UBL XML document instances using the Java-based Ibex Signature
Edition XSL-FO processor. There are no charges to download and use
these components to produce UN Layout Key renderings of instances of
UBL's eight document types.
Also announced is the scheduling of publicly-subscribed XSL
training in Denver Colorado the week of March 13-17, 2006: 3 days
hands-on XSLT followed by 2 days hands-on XSL-FO. Discounts are
available for early registration and for attending both sessions.
Please let me know if you should have any questions on either of
. . . . . . . Ken
 Follow the "Free resources" link in the home page noted below.
 The OASIS Universal Business Language (UBL) defines a generic XML
interchange format for business documents. UBL is designed to
provide a universally understood and recognized commercial syntax for
legally binding business documents and to operate within a standard
business framework such as ISO 15000 (ebXML) to provide a complete,
standards-based infrastructure that can extend the benefits of
existing EDI systems to businesses of all sizes. UBL is freely
available to everyone without legal encumbrance or licensing fees.
 Follow the event links in the "Announcements" section on the home
page noted below.
cc: UBL-dev, UBL TC, XML Dev, XSL List, Yahoo-XSL-FO, XML-L, XML-Doc
p.s. sorry for the duplicates to subscribers of multiple lists
Upcoming XSLT/XSL-FO hands-on courses: Denver,CO March 13-17,2006
World-wide on-site corporate, govt. & user group XML/XSL training.
G. Ken Holman mailto:gkholman@CraneSoftwrights.com
Crane Softwrights Ltd. http://www.CraneSoftwrights.com/x/
Box 266, Kars, Ontario CANADA K0A-2E0 +1(613)489-0999 (F:-0995)
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Legal business disclaimers: http://www.CraneSoftwrights.com/legal