Altova StyleVision 2005 is the ultimate electronic forms, database report, and stylesheet designer
for transforming XML and database content into HTML, PDF, and Word/RTF output. StyleVision 2005
supports XSLT 1.0/2.0, XSL:FO, and all major databases. In one simple step you can access XML or
database data, process it, and render it into intuitive Authentic electronic forms and eye-catching
HTML pages, PDF reports, and Word/RTF documents.
Altova StyleVision 2005
Altova StyleVision 2005 features a unique visual design interface for creating stylesheets to
transform XML and database data into multiple output formats. Because StyleVision 2005 produces
XSLT and XSL:FO stylesheets, plus HTML, PDF, RTF/Word and Authentic Form output simultaneously, developers
and designers no longer need to spend countless hours hand-coding and testing intricate stylesheets to
transform the same content into multiple formats.
Featuring the industry's first production-ready implementation of the W3C's XSLT 2.0 and XPath 2.0
specifications, StyleVision 2005 is the only tool of its kind with the power to simplify the
development of effective multi-purpose stylesheets and database reports while increasing productivity
and reducing costs.
Automate Stylesheet Creation
Writing even the simplest transformation stylesheets manually is a difficult, time consuming task. It
requires an understanding of XSL elements, the XPath language, and complicated rules-based document
processing models. StyleVision 2005 abstracts away the underlying error-prone syntax, enabling
you to write stylesheets using a visual interface, which takes considerably less time, reduces the
occurrence of errors, and lets your creativity thrive.
With StyleVision 2005, you design a special type of XSLT-based stylesheet called a StyleVision
Power Stylesheet (SPS). The SPS is created visually using drag-and-drop and intelligent design functions.
Your SPS can be based on any DTD, XML Schema, or even a database, and it simultaneously produces
standards-conformant XSLT 1.0/2.0 and XSL:FO stylesheets, plus the corresponding Authentic electronic
form - all based on one design! At any time during the design process, you can preview and save the XSLT
and XSL:FO stylesheets that are auto-generated based on your SPS.
In addition to defining formatting and layout guidelines, StyleVision 2005 allows you to design
stylesheets and Authentic Forms that support advanced functions such as complex table handling, rich
input formatting, business logic validation, date control, and more.
Create Eye-catching Output
The rich, intelligent design features of StyleVision 2005 allow you to create stylesheets for
transforming XML or database data to eye-catching HTML, PDF, and RTF/Word output and Authentic Forms.
All presentation properties (text and block formatting, layout, hyperlinks, etc.) in your SPS are
translated into the corresponding XSLT and XSL:FO markup simultaneously, so the Authentic Form and
HTML, PDF, and Word/RTF outputs are visually consistent. In addition to previewing and saving the
stylesheets that are auto-generated based on your design, you can preview and save the HTML, PDF, and
To leverage legacy content for use in your XML-based applications, StyleVision 2005 also
includes a handy HTML importer for converting existing HTML pages to an XML format consisting of an
XML Schema, XSLT stylesheet, and XML instance document. This feature adds extensibility to your
existing HTML content, which can now be used in XML applications and rendered in PDF, Word/RTF, and
Authentic Form formats, as well.
Design User-friendly Electronic Forms
Another unique feature of Altova StyleVision 2005 is the creation of Authentic electronic forms.
Every SPS you design automatically produces an Authentic Form for use with Altova Authentic 2005.
Authentic 2005 provides users with an intuitive, user-friendly interface for entering content
into XML documents or databases without having to understand XML or database technologies. It is ideal
as the business user's data entry interface to advanced XML-based document frameworks and management-oriented
Because your SPS design simultaneously produces the XSLT and XSL:FO stylesheets in addition to the
Authentic Form, you can output the data entered through the Authentic Form directly to HTML, PDF, and
Word/RTF without having to design additional stylesheets.
Using StyleVision 2005 simplifies and accelerates stylesheet, Authentic Form, and database
report generation, vastly reducing the time and money spent on creating and publishing critical
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