File Types : format.wwfmt : Components : <Pipelines>
 
<Pipelines>
The <Pipelines> element is a container element for the <Pipeline> elements that define the steps needed to generate the format. The only child element of the <Pipelines> element is <Pipeline>.
<Pipeline>:
The <Pipeline> element is a container element for the <Depends> and <Stage> elements which comprise a given segment of output files needed to generate a format. This element requires a name attribute so that it can be identified by <Depends> elements within other <Pipeline> elements. The <Pipeline> element contains the following child elements:
<Depends>:
This element specifies which other <Pipeline> elements the current <Pipeline> requires to complete its task. Including a <Depends> elemen t in a pipeline is the only way to ensure a Pipeline does not execute before another Pipeline on which it depends. The ePublisher Designer engine calculates at run time the order in which each Pipeline will run.
<Stage>:
This element identifies an action to perform and specifies a configuration for the action. The action is identified via the type and action attributes, usually an XSL stylesheet, and the configuration is defined with <Parameter> elements. These <parameter> elements define what is to be worked on, what will be created, and what else should be done with the result.
Note: With the exception of Global Files and GlobalProject, all parameters passed to XSL transforms are strings. Global Files and Global Project are node-sets which have already been loaded.