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   Re: [xml-dev] Future of XSL-FO at W3C??

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G. Ken Holman wrote:

> I cannot subscribe to your conclusion that "FO is far too complex and 
> verbose" ... it is but a hierarchical node tree expression of the 
> semantics to apply to the contained content ... and XML is the best way 
> there is to express hierarchies ... and lengthy multi-property 
> CSS-style-like attribute expressions are not at all hierarchical.

What I had in mind is avoidance of redundancy in presentation 
information, in much the same way htm:div elements with 'class' or 
'style' attributes are used instead of htm:font and htm:center.

>> Just my quarter of a euro.
> I think your debate is far more worthwhile than this, though I don't 
> agree with your conclusions.

Thanks. Well, reading a friendly reply like yours, made me try and find 
arguments against myself. What came out of this is simply that XSL-FO 
presentation info can be transformed via XSLT, something that would be 
almost impossible by using CSS notation for that information...

> I hope this is considered helpful.

It is.

Kindest regards,



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