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   RE: FOs again

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  • From: "Ashvil" <ashvil@i3connect.net>
  • To: "Sebastian Rahtz" <sebastian.rahtz@computing-services.oxford.ac.uk>
  • Date: Sat, 17 Jun 2000 19:10:10 -0700

Hi Sebastian,

> Ashvil writes:
>  > My personal view of xsl:fo is a Open XML file format that is an
>  > alternative to PDF, similar to SVG being an alternative to
>  > Illustrator, Flash, other vector graphics format.
> Thats a weird thing to say, IMHO, since PDF has an almost  1:1
> equivalence to Illustrator (and SVG). XSL FO is the
> equivalent of RTF,
> it is not at all like PDF.

Oops, All this talk about how great the formatting capabilities of XSL
FO lead me to believe that XSL FO is designed as replacement for PDF,
for documents that needed the high presentation quality, which are
currently distributed on the web via the PDF format. If memory serves
me right, when XSL FO was first presented, this was the claim made.

>  > Besides cut-and-paste, I would like to see xsl:fo explain how it
>  > integrates or plans to integrate  with other rendering
> models like SVG
>  > (to add graphics)
> XSL FO is not about rendering, so I don't see quite what
> you want. SVG
> would be one target rendering language  for an XSL FO engine
> Sebastian

What I want is to write a document that has HTML, Vector graphics and
Voice annotations and view/print that document on a variety of devices
like PC, EBook, Printer, etc. I am still not sure how XSL FO will make
that happen :-(


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