David Maus

Quick'n'dirty: Compile XSL-FO to PDF from Emacs

Execute Apache FOP from within Emacs and compile current file to PDF (or any other supported output formats).

;;; xslfo-mode.el --- Minor mode for working with XSL-FO files(defvar xslfo-fop-outspec '(("pdf"    . "pdf")                            ("rtf"    . "rtf")                            ("txt"    . "txt")                            ("at"     . "xml")                            ("if"     . "xml")                            ("png"    . "png")                            ("tiff"   . "tiff")                            ("ps"     . "ps")                            ("pcl"    . "pcl")                            ("pdfa1b" . "pdf"))  "Apache FOP output formats.")(define-minor-mode xslfo-mode  "Minor mode for working with XSL-FO files."  :init-value nil  :lighter "XSL-FO"  :keymap `((,(kbd "C-c C-c") . xslfo-compile)))(defmacro xslfo-fop-outspec-extension (name)  `(or (cdr (assoc ,name xslfo-fop-outspec)) "bin"))(defun xslfo-compile (&optional arg)  (interactive "P")  (let* ((outspec (if arg (completing-read "Output format: " (mapcar #'car xslfo-fop-outspec) #'stringp t (caar xslfo-fop-outspec))                    "pdf"))         (srcfile (or buffer-file-name (error "Buffer not visiting a file")))         (outfile (concat (expand-file-name (file-name-sans-extension srcfile)) "." (xslfo-fop-outspec-extension outspec)))         (bufname (concat "*XSL-FO: " outfile "*")))    (with-current-buffer (get-buffer-create bufname)      (erase-buffer)      (when (= 0 (apply #'call-process (executable-find "fop") nil t t (list (concat "-" outspec) outfile srcfile)))        (message "Wrote %s" outfile)        (display-buffer bufname)))))(provide 'xslfo-mode);;; xslfo-mode.el ends here