CSS Serialization Type

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Ashley Williams

20 May, 2016 02:42 PM

Hello,

We'd like to output a custom CSS stylesheet that's generated based on user input. I'm comfortable with setting up the page to output this, up until the point where I'm not sure which serialization type to use for the output. Our current options are HTML, XML, PDF, and RTF. I've seen people mention CSS on the forum, but we might not have it since we're still on v7.10? If that's the case, is there a way for us to output CSS at all before upgrading, and what's the best method?

Thanks!

  1. 1 Posted by Ryan Griffith on 20 May, 2016 02:47 PM

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    Hi Ashley,

    You should still be able to accomplish the CSS output using the XML output, just give it a .css file extension.

    Please let me know if you have any questions.

    Thanks!

  2. 2 Posted by Ashley Williams on 20 May, 2016 03:51 PM

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    Thanks Ryan! I tried this and it mostly works, but there are opening and closing system-region name="DEFAULT" tags around the output.

  3. 3 Posted by Ryan Griffith on 20 May, 2016 05:05 PM

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    Hi Ashley,

    What you will want to do is use a combination of #cascade-skip and #protect-top code sections in order to generate non-XML content. Check out my response to this similar discussion for additional information on how to set up your Template and Format.

    Please let me know if you have any questions.

    Thanks!

  4. 4 Posted by Ashley Williams on 20 May, 2016 06:32 PM

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    The CSS is outside of the system-region tags now, but they're at the end of the document. I've attached my template, the CSS output, and the format I'm using for reference.

  5. 5 Posted by Ashley Williams on 23 May, 2016 01:35 PM

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    Nevermind, figured out that my template wasn't switched on a specific configuration. Thanks!

  6. Ashley Williams closed this discussion on 23 May, 2016 01:35 PM.

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