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  • From: "Simon St.Laurent" <simonstl@simonstl.com>
  • To: xml-dev@XML.ORG
  • Date: Mon, 19 Jun 2000 11:20:19 -0400

At 12:21 PM 6/19/00 +0100, Sebastian Rahtz wrote:
>Following DSSSL, they decouple the stylesheet from the
>formatter. Which makes it impossible to implement 
> 1) a design which says "captions are centered unless they are longer
>    than one line, in which case they are ragged right"
> 2) a cross-reference system which says "figure 1 on the opposite
>    page" or "figure1 on p.56", depending on where it floats to
>two things which are easy enough to do in LaTeX (to take a typical

Maybe you could generate XSLFO documents with scripts that perform this
work, and use 'dynamic XSLFO' to handle it...

(I wish I could figure out whether this proposal is real or merely
sarcastic, even though it's my proposal.  It's plausible, but seems
architecturally impure and all that.)

Simon St.Laurent
XML Elements of Style / XML: A Primer, 2nd Ed.
http://www.simonstl.com - XML essays and books

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