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Re: [xml-dev] Re: XML As Fall Guy

On Thu, November 28, 2013 7:34 am, Gareth Oakes wrote:
> A good example close to my heart is page composition. For complex
> documents XSL-FO can get you 80% of the way there, then what .. ?

None of these should be the way to do it, but:

 - Use vendor extensions

 - Do one or more pre-passes to get the size of things
   from the area tree

 - Run the XSL-FO formatter from within your XSLT to
   iteratively size things to fit

 - Wait a couple of years for CSS to overtake down
   a different path

 - Use TeX (some would say that is *the* way to do it)


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