XHTML 2 ODT
XHTML2ODT is a converting library from XHTML to ODT. It is based on XSL stylesheets for portability, and is designed to help web applications export to the ODT document format.
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- Ubuntu 9.10, 10.04, 10.10 and 11.04,
- Debian Lenny (5.0) and Squeeze (6.0),
- Fedora 14 and 15,
- Mandriva 2010.0 and 2010.1,
- OpenSUSE 11.3, 11.4 and Factory
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Included in the sources are the XSL stylesheets and two scripts to demonstrate the library. They are also meant to serve as example of full usage of the stylesheets, should you want to create your own export plugins. One is in PHP and the other is in Python. See also the references further down this page, and the usage examples.
The HTML must be well-formed and valid, so I recommand running it through Tidy before sending it to the stylesheets.
Those stylesheets do not build a whole ODT file, they only convert the XHTML to the equivalent OpenDocument XML. The result can then be inserted in a template ODT file. The input document may contain ODT XML, only the HTML will be converted (the ODT will be left untouched). This is very useful if your application already has a template engine which outputs XHTML, see the Dotclear plugin in the references for details.
Styles : some default styles will be added to the document, but not on the first pass. After converting to ODT, you must run the content.xml and the styles.xml files (in the ODT file) through the xsl/styles.xsl stylesheet to add the missing styles. When the default styles are added, the stylesheet checks that the style is not already present, so customizations to the template ODT file will be preserved. It will however add styles that are not used in the text, but that's harmless.
Images : images are not added, you must manually go trough the draw:image elements in the converted ODT text and use the xlink:href attribute to download or copy the image. While you're at it, you should update the image dimensions if the were not provided in the HTML img tag.
The unit tests are python-based, you need to install the nose python module availble from PyPI (or your distribution).
Then, just run "nosetests tests".
- ODT export for Dotclear
- ODT export for Trac
- ODT export for Dokuwiki (not using this project, but similar and by the same author)
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Copyright (C) 2009-2010 Aurelien Bompard.
License is LGPL v2.1 or later.
Inspired by the docbook2odt converter, by Roman Fordinal. Many thanks to him.
This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2.1 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.
This library is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU Library General Public License for more details.