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** Reply to message from Ian Tindale <email@example.com> on Fri, 18 Oct 2002
Had you forgotten about FO viewers? (FOP has one, Antenna House has one). Who
knows, one day Mozilla might have one (FO makes sense for browsers, by the way,
if you think of it as an alternative to PDF, rather than an alternative to
HTML). My FO documents are certainly not all transient, I keep them just as I
keep numerous HTML documents.
> But the FO doc is transient - disposable - short lived - of fleeting nature.
> What's the problem with properly correcting it and regenerating it on demand?
> That's like trying to buffer the PostScript file that the imagesetter
> expects, in case you need to send it again sometime - theoretically workable,
> but in practice, just as easy to send the pages again from the originating
> If FO docs start to hang around, this would be a semantic disaster, of almost
Anthony B. Coates, Information & Software Architect
MDDL Editor (Market Data Definition Language)