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RE: Default XSL stylesheet for XHTML documents

From: Ian Hickson <ianh@netscape.com>
Date: Mon, 2 Oct 2000 13:33:43 -0700 (Pacific Daylight Time)
To: Elliotte Rusty Harold <elharo@metalab.unc.edu>
cc: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.WNT.4.21.0010021329510.952-100000@HIXIE.netscape.com>
On Mon, 2 Oct 2000, Elliotte Rusty Harold wrote:
>
> There are a LOT of holes in browser printing support that would be
> considered show-stoppers in a word processor, much less a desktop
> publishing program.
>
> [...]
> 
> Bottom line: browsers print well enough to let you read something
> offline. They don't print well enough to let you do professional
> quality work like TeX or Quark. That's where I see XSL-FO fitting in.  

You're serious?

You are really telling me that because current UAs have some serious bugs
in printing, we should -- instead of fixing the bugs -- introduce a new
file format altogether?

What makes you think that we'll be able to implement printing of XSL:FOs
any better than CSS?

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