The Slides Document Type is an XML vocabulary derived from DocBook. It is used to create presentations (slides, foils, whatever you call them) in HTML or print.
Presentations are by nature visual and the Slides stylesheets provide a wide range of options to control how the transformation from XML to HTML is performed.
This document is a first attempt at describing what some of these options are and how to use them.
At the highest level, you can choose one of five stylesheets:
slides.xsl produces basic slides in HTML, one page
frames.xsl produces slides in HTML using frames.
tables.xsl produces slides in HTML using tables, one page
w3c.xsl produces basic slides in HTML, one
page per slide, using a navigation style similar to that of most W3C
fo-plain.xsl produces basic slides, one
page per slide, for print using XSL Formatting Objects.
The parameter reference summarizes the parameters that you can set to change the features of the slides.