OASIS Mailing List ArchivesView the OASIS mailing list archive below
or browse/search using MarkMail.


Help: OASIS Mailing Lists Help | MarkMail Help



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

[ Lists Home | Date Index | Thread Index ]

Ian Tindale scripsit:

> Presentation is the important aspect because it's 
> the phase that gets consumed by the reader - the end user, so from a variety 
> of raw material it becomes possible to arrange and design editorial in ways 
> that are conducive (or not) for consumption. Arguably it's far more important 
> than the actual editorial, which is partly why we have style sheets in the 
> first place - editorial matter will come and go, but if it is funneled 
> through consistent and stable style sheets and templates, it will maintain a 
> strong and viable identity. Such an identity is more important to a title 
> than any individual issue or article.

Then why not fill up the daily newspapers with "Lorem ipsum", tastefully
presented?  Much cheaper than having to pay all those pesky journalists.
(Hmm... perhaps that *is* what's going on.)

The purpose of presentation is to present.  To present what?  Content.

John Cowan  jcowan@reutershealth.com  www.ccil.org/~cowan  www.reutershealth.com
"In computer science, we stand on each other's feet."
        --Brian K. Reid


News | XML in Industry | Calendar | XML Registry
Marketplace | Resources | MyXML.org | Sponsors | Privacy Statement

Copyright 2001 XML.org. This site is hosted by OASIS