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  • From: Sebastian Rahtz <sebastian.rahtz@computing-services.oxford.ac.uk>
  • To: AndrewWatt2000@aol.com
  • Date: Mon, 19 Jun 2000 09:29:47 +0100 (BST)

AndrewWatt2000@aol.com writes:

 > That is not to say that XSL:FO should be discarded. Arguing by
 > analogy, not
 > everyone needs an 18 wheeler to take their shopping home, something
 > a little
 > more modest will meet the needs of many. The majority may have neither the 
 > need nor resources to incur the capital and maintenance costs of the "all 
 > encompassing" solution - which is what I guess XSL:FO, in a sense, will be.

The trouble is,  to go back a week or so, there is insufficient
evidence that XSL FO *is* all-encompassing. If you reject it in favour
of XSLV for simple jobs, we have to be very sure that its up to the
really serious design/typesetting jobs. Which it does not appear to
me, and I am sure the XSL WG would agree that they have made
compromises already.

It is an indication of something that no-one from the XSL WG steps up
to defend their baby in this discussion :-} Perhaps if some of the
people working on it were a little more vocal and passionate about the
work, the publicity would show that its a GOOD thing?

Sebastian Rahtz

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