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

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> How do you mean that formatting
> for a page media is in anyway different from HTML and SVG in
> this respect?

It's completely different. HTML and SVG are document  formats. That is the
source versions of documents that you edit.  FO is just an XML
representation of a styled document in some other format.

> One way to do that
> would be to develop a standard XML representation of CSS.

If you wanted a standard XML representation of a CSS styled tree then it
would look a lot like (or arguably, be) XSL FO. 

> foo { text-align: right; color: blue; }

If you want to generate a CSS styled result in XSLT then that is
possible now (and I do it all the time, actually more often than I
generate XSL FO, sadly:-) but in that case you can use any XML
vocabulary of your choice as the carrier for the css styling.
What's the advantage, in that case, of using a language such as FO that
already has rich presentation semantics? Conversely, if you _do_ use FO
I can't see any possible advantage in using a second styling language on


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