Chapter 11. XSL-FO processor plug-in

What is an XSL-FO processor plug-in?

An XSL-FO processor plug-in is used by process commands in XMLmind XML Editor - Commands (and more specifically element processFO in XMLmind XML Editor - Commands) to invoke a third-party XSL-FO processor. For example, an XSL-FO processor such as Apache FOP is used to convert to PDF the XSL-FO intermediate file created by the DocBookConvert DocumentConvert to PDF process command.

Where to declare an XSL-FO processor plug-in?

Like all plug-ins, an XSL-FO processor plug-in is not declared anywhere. It is dynamically discovered and loaded during the startup of XXE (more info in Section 1, “Dynamic discovery of add-ons” in XMLmind XML Editor - Configuration and Deployment) provided that it complies with the following conventions:

How to implement an XSL-FO processor plug-in?

Implement interface com.xmlmind.foprocessor.FOProcessor.

If you plan to implement an XSL-FO processor plug-in and need an example showing how this can be done, please send an email to and we'll provide you with the full source code of the "Apache FOP 1.x XSL-FO processor plug-in".