Altova StyleVision 2024 Basic Edition

Usage Overview

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SPS documents that you create in StyleVision can be used to generate XSLT stylesheets for HTML. A stylesheet generated from an SPS can be used to transform any XML document based on the same schema as the SPS.


Steps for creating an SPS

Given below is an outline of the steps involved in creating a new SPS.


1.Assign a schema to the newly created empty SPS. The schema may be: (i) a schema file (DTD or XML Schema); (ii) an XML Schema generated from a DB (Enterprise and Professional editions only); (iii) a schema based on an XBRL taxonomy (Enterprise edition only); (iv) a user-defined schema (created directly in StyleVision). This is done in the Design Overview sidebar. Alternatively, a new SPS can be created directly with a schema  via the File | New command.

2.Assign a Working XML File to the SPS. The Working XML File provides the XML data processed by the SPS when generating output previews. The Working XML File is assigned in the Design Overview sidebar.  The Working XML File enables you to preview output in StyleVision.

3.Select the required XSLT version. In order to generate Text output, the XSLT version must be XSLT 2.0 or XSLT 3.0

4.Select the Internet Explorer Compatibility to match the installed Internet Explorer version.

5.The SPS document is designed in Design View using the various design components available to the designer. The design process consists of creating a document structure and defining presentation properties.

6.The outputs are tested. If modifications to the design are required, these are made and the SPS document is re-tested.

7.If XSLT files or output files are required, these are generated.


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