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Re: Stylings only possible with Tables

From: James Elmore <James.Elmore@cox.net>
Date: Sat, 30 Jun 2007 15:06:17 -0700
Message-ID: <4686D3D9.8090307@cox.net>
CC: www-style@w3.org



Philip TAYLOR wrote:
> More seriously, I am not sure David really answered
> the last part correctly : the original message read
> [in part] "if an author was told by his/her boss to
> match the company style, given a PDF sample, could
> some sense of the correct style be extracted ?" and
> I would argue "yes" : /some sense/ of the correct
> style could be extracted (but not mechanically),
> provided that the sample was sufficiently large.
> 
> Philikp Taylor
> 
Darn! I was hoping that some automatic method of extracting stylings from the 
PDF was possible. If it is possible (given that the PDF is created correctly, as 
David said) to extract HTML (or XHTML) from the PDF. Why can Adobe not allow 
styles to be captured as well?

I know that it's not their job, or business, to produce CSS from PDF files. But 
are there any CSS group members working for Adobe who could 'lean' on their 
bosses to allow CSS capture the way they allow HTML? Something like that would 
provide great incentives to use CSS, even with the Adobe tool set. And, I think 
that, if the CSS features are complete enough, it might be useful to Adobe, as well.

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