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Re: SVG specs: PDF version: wishes

From: Dean Jackson <dean@w3.org>
Date: Sun, 26 Jan 2003 22:35:49 +1100
To: Tobias Reif <tobiasreif@pinkjuice.com>
Cc: www-svg@w3.org
Message-ID: <20030126113549.GB32505@grorg.org>

Hi Tobi,

I plan to make some substantial improvements to
the PDF version of the 1.2 spec. All the things you've
mentioned are planned at the moment.

However, the next SVG 1.2 spec will not be a complete specification, 
simply because we want people to focus on the new things.
Also, there is the huge task of converting the hand-coded
SVG 1.0/1.2 specification into something that can be 
easily transformed into PDF. So, you'll have a little wait
before getting a nice PDF spec.

SVG is a fairly unique specification (lots of images, colors,
DOM Interfaces, attribute lists, properties, etc). I'm not
convinced that XMLSpec suits our needs.

Dean



On Thu, 23 Jan 2003, Tobias Reif wrote:

> 
> Hi
> 
> I'd like to print out the 1.1 spec.
> But it it's very hard to navigate;
> There are no page numbers, and the index looks like this:
> 
> Metadata, 1
> 'metadata' element, 1
> MIME Type, 1
> 
> The XSL 1.0 spec for example is much better suited for printing; the TOC 
> looks like this:
> 
> 1.2. Benefits of XSL .........................6
> 1.2.1. Paging and Scrolling ................. 6
> 1.2.2. Selectors and Tree Construction ...... 7
> 
> and the property index:
> 
> Appendix E. Property Index
> . "absolute-position" -- ? 7.5.1 on page 175
> . "active-state" -- ? 7.22.1 on page 289
> . "alignment-adjust" -- ? 7.13.1 on page 233
> 
> They wrote it in the W3C spec XML lang:
> 
> <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
> <spec>
> <header>
> <title>Extensible Stylesheet Language (XSL)</title>
> <version>Version 1.0</version>
> <w3c-designation>xsl-20011015</w3c-designation>
> <w3c-doctype>W3C Recommendation</w3c-doctype>
> <pubdate><day>15</day><month>October</month><year>2001</year></pubdate>
> 
> The PDF is generated by RenderX XEP, probably from FO (... generated 
> from the source XML via XSLT).
> 
> Perhaps a similiar PDF version could be generated from (future) SVG specs?
> 
> Tobi
> 
> -- 
> http://www.pinkjuice.com/
Received on Sunday, 26 January 2003 06:35:59 GMT

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