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Re: [xml-dev] Long overdue update to the UBL to UN Layout Key freerendering environment

Is there a term for this kind of PDF (with it's own data inside it
as XML)?
If not I reckon it's worth a few ideas to find a catchy one, isn't it?

Stephen D Green

On 29 January 2011 19:19, G. Ken Holman <gkholman@cranesoftwrights.com> wrote:
> The OASIS Universal Business Language (UBL) 2.0 XML vocabulary is used to
> express the content of 31 different business document types, such as
> invoices, orders, waybills, etc.
>  http://docs.oasis-open.org/ubl/os-UBL-2.0/UBL-2.0.html
>  http://docs.oasis-open.org/ubl/UBL-2.0-update.html
> After over two years of neglect, I've finally released the latest revision
> of Crane's free environment for rendering UBL invoices to both HTML and PDF
> according to the United Nations Layout Key (UNLK):
>  http://www.CraneSoftwrights.com/resources/ublss/#ubl2-ss
> Those who have downloaded and implemented these stylesheets and runtime in
> their web sites and products will likely want to get the latest as there are
> now command-line options for formatting choices.  The actual box layouts
> have not changed, but these features may be of interest to users.
> One interesting feature of the PDF renderings is that I reconstitute the
> input UBL XML document and embed it into the PDF in the XMP metadata in
> clear text (when the included Ibex commercial XSL-FO engine is used).
> The stylesheet package includes a copy of Crane's free standalone Python and
> XSLT package used to extract XMP metadata out of an uncompressed and
> unencrypted PDF file and the UBL document encoded therein in clear text:
>  http://www.CraneSoftwrights.com/resources/#XMP
> The implication is that by creating a PDF rendering of a UBL document in
> this manner, and sending or archiving the one PDF file, the input UBL
> instance can be distilled from that file using an open, auditable and free
> process.
> Please contact us if you have a need for a UBL document rendering
> environment according to your own corporate layout and appearance.  Please
> include images of sample bogus documents illustrating your layout
> requirement for us to use in our estimate.
> . . . . . . . . . . . . Ken
> cc: UBL TC, UBL-Dev, XML-Dev, Mulberry XSL List
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