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Re: Linking to stylesheets in XML

From: Matthew Fuchs <matt@wdi.disney.com>
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 97 10:19:19 PDT
Message-Id: <199704211719.KAA02806@scrumpox.rd.wdi.disney.com>
To: lex@www.copsol.com (Alex Milowski)
Cc: w3c-sgml-wg@w3.org
Alex (and anyone else),

> I'll give you another requirement:
> 
> 7. Legal print documents.  I must be able to deliver semantics for a XML 
> document that allows a user to hit "print" and they will get a legal *print* 
> document.  I have many clients who absolutely need this.  
> 
> We cannot ignore the legal/compliance industries (banking, insurance, etc.).
> They have laws which they much comply with that aren't going to change anytime
> soon here in the U.S. (or anywhere else?).  ...and they are silly laws.
> 
> Things like:  Well, the last page must have a 2 inch bottom margin if
> you are printing in Indiana.  In Oklahoma, the "data" of the document must
> be in bold and at least 12pt type.  All kinds of state recorders have strange
> requirements.
> 
> ...don't even ask about financial printing!!!
> 

I've heard this often, so I don't doubt its veracity.  Does anyone
know of anywhere with legal requirements for document _display_, or
are these only for print.

Matthew Fuchs
matt@wdi.disney.com
Received on Monday, 21 April 1997 13:17:52 EDT

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