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   Re: FOs again

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  • From: "Sebastian Rahtz" <sebastian.rahtz@computing-services.oxford.ac.uk>
  • To: peter@ursus.demon.co.uk
  • Date: Sun, 18 Jun 2000 21:08:24 +0100 (BST)

Peter Murray-Rust writes:
 > >I'd be interested to see a comparison between this 60 page document
 > >rendered with XSLFO/FOP, and the same document rendered using
 > >XML+CSS, and a good browser's print engine. 
 > I think the main differences are that 
 > 	- XSL-FO provides paginated output, and supports page references.

I am not sure I buy that. Do no browsers do pagination??? 

 > 	- XSL-FO does not require a browser, so can be used in batch mode for a
 > series of documents.
fair point, but making Mozilla or  Opera's renderer run in batch must 
be at least possible?

 > 	- FOP implementers are responsive to the needs and views of members of
 > this list - most browser manufacturers are not and most CSS implementations
 > are incomplete.
it sound seductive, but thats not an entirely convincing argument, you 

 >  some of use appear to be confused about the roles of XSL-FO and CSS, is
 > there a useful overview that could help us?

I am not sure I have ever read an unbiased one... they tend to have
been written by rabid anti-FO people or rabid anti-CSS people. I
too would like to read this.


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  • References:
    • Re: FOs again
      • From: Peter Murray-Rust <peter@ursus.demon.co.uk>
    • FOs again
      • From: Amy Lewis <amyzing@talsever.com>
    • Re: FOs again
      • From: Peter Murray-Rust <peter@ursus.demon.co.uk>


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