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RE: printing HTML

From: Paul Derbyshire <derbyshire@globalserve.net>
Date: Tue, 23 May 2000 17:12:22 -0400
Message-Id: <3.0.6.32.20000523171222.00934100@mail.iprimus.ca>
To: www-amaya@w3.org
>> So far, having a report printed is a somewhat frustrating experience.

IMO, this kind of task is one to which HTML is ill-suited. XML and XSL with
the Formatting Objects might be better suited, but these are still in their
infancy; nonetheless you might want to investigate Cocoon, at
http://xml.apache.org.
The mature technology best suited to your needs, IMHO, is LaTeX. Stick it
in a search engine and you'll get a wack of links. (Use the word "typeset"
or "TeX" or "Knuth" and you'll get a wack of *relevant* links...otherwise
you may or may not be surprised by the nature of the bulk of the links
you'll receive :-)) Some of them link to free software for nearly every
platform imaginable, and others to tutorials. Try these in particular:
news:comp.text.tex; an Archie search for "lshort.pdf" or "lshort.zip".

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