ISO/IEC TR 19758:2003 provides a DSSSL (ISO/IEC 10179:1996) library that makes it feasible to describe DSSSL specification for documents described by SGML (ISO 8879:1986) or XML (Extensible Markup Language).
The library can deal with some complex compositions programmed by a number of complicated DSSSL specification statements. Those compositions consist of the formatting objects: paper size, paper placement, unit, basic composition style, font, character size, headline, page number, note, inlinenote, emphasizing mark, superscript/subscript, word-length adjustment, character space adjustment, clause, list, table, heading, ruby, paragraph indentation, score, rule, and inline.
The DSSSL library contains the simple parameter data and the four files:
- full parameter generator;
- function set;
- page model set;
- flow object construction rules.
Their actual data are specified in ISO/IEC TR 19758:2003.