I rated the book 4 stars because it provides solid examples in many areas of XSL FO that actually work. Even though the W3C recommendation has been out since October, 2001, we have just started to see accessible books on XSL FO, and this is the best. The author provides a hands-on view and gives you examples that work and get you up and going quickly. Not a lot of wading through esoterica wondering how you would even get started with a simple document.
However, that is not to say that the book is without problems. Let me list them in order:
1. Software that will format XSL FO is in its infancy. Therefore, although the examples work, you have to burn some shoe leather finding software… Read more