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Download and Usage

1. Download this ZIP file and unzip it into a directory. It should create a subdirectory named yoga-bib.

2. To open the file and edit the XML properly, you need an XML editor. There are dozens available for download on the Web, usually offering a 30-day trial period. Presently, for the newcomer, considering price, ease of use, and multi-platform functionality, I would recommend the oXygen XML Editor. For Windows users, XML Spy is good, but very expensive. At the other end of the spectrum in terms of price is the multiplatform TEI-Emacs, which is free and provides broad programming functionality. It is, however, rather difficult for newcomers to get set up and running on their own.

3. Open the file yogacara-bib.xml with your XML editor of choice.

4. Find the "XSL Transform" function of you XML program, and try generating an HTML file.

5. Try doing some input/editing, and see how XML makes you adhere to its structural rules.

6. Questions? Write to me.


The most critical aspects of the XSLT formatting, most importantly, the integration of the style sheets, were either directly written by, or derived from examples provided by Michael Beddow. Other sophisticated functions were applied through examples received from Jeni Tennison and Wendell Piez. However, none of these people were directly involved in the production of the final style sheets, and should thus not be considered responsible for any poorly conceived code to be seen therein.


Charles Muller