Publishing with XML - Herong's Tutorial Examples - v4.02, by Dr. Herong Yang
Formatting XSL-FO Files to Text Files Using FOP
This section provides an example of formatting an XSL-FO file to a text file with FOP.
Let's format hello.fo into a text file with the following command:
fop -fo hello.fo -txt hello.txt
You should see the following on the screen:
[INFO] Using org.apache.xerces.parsers.SAXParser as SAX2 Parser [INFO] FOP 0.20.5rc2 [INFO] Using org.apache.xerces.parsers.SAXParser as SAX2 Parser [INFO] building formatting object tree [INFO] setting up fonts [INFO] rendering areas to TEXT [INFO]  [INFO] Parsing of document complete, stopping renderer [INFO] writing out TEXT
The output tells us that the xerces SAXParser was used to parse the XSL-FO file, and one page of output was formatted.
If you open the output file, hello.txt, with any text editor, you should see:
Hello world! ...
This is perfect.
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