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Re: missing principle

From: Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>
Date: Tue, 1 May 2007 15:55:11 +0200
Message-ID: <17975.18111.653563.71326@gargle.gargle.HOWL>
To: "Philip Taylor (Webmaster)" <P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
Cc: "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>

Also sprach Philip Taylor (Webmaster):

 >  > and there are more HTML-based email authors than Web page
 >  > authors, it's used to design and print books,
 > 
 > I known that Hakon Wium Lie & Bert Bos recently produced a
 > book using HTML, but I wonder how many more books have
 > been produced using technology that still only barely
 > addresses the real needs  of high-quality book design and
 > typesetting.

The challenge when writing a book in HTML is not HTML; the elements in
HTML are well-suited for books, and the CLASS attributes fills in the
gaps [1]. The challenge lies in formatting the HTML into a PDF that
can be sent to the printer. In the past, CSS has not addressed the
needs of paper-based publishing, but this has changed. Three CSS3
modules address these issues [2][3][4] and Prince [5] lets you try
them out. I'll be speaking on this issue at XTech [6].

[1] http://alistapart.com/articles/boom
[2] http://www.w3.org/TR/css3-page
[3] http://www.w3.org/TR/css3-multicol
[4] http://www.w3.org/TR/css3-gcpm
[5] http://www.princexml.com
[6] http://2007.xtech.org/public/schedule/detail/166

-h&kon
              Håkon Wium Lie                          CTO °þe®ª
howcome@opera.com                  http://people.opera.com/howcome
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