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Re: PDF bookmarks (was: Re: extensions to FO)

From: David Carlisle <davidc@nag.co.uk>
Date: Sat, 3 Feb 2001 23:08:08 GMT
Message-Id: <200102032308.XAA28818@penguin.nag.co.uk>
To: grig@renderx.com
CC: www-xsl-fo@w3.org

> But this applies to elements only; there is nothing about the
> possibility to have elements outside the XSLFO namespace scattered
> throughout the document. 

I think that's right: any such use is not sanctioned by the spec, and
shouldn't be used on anything trying to be portable, but.....

As I just mentioned, xmltex does allow this but that's just the way it
works, and how it comes to be able to read FO files. It isn't
specifically an FO renderer It is designed to take arbitrary xml
input. HTML TEI MathML (and I'm told DocBook) are all supported to some
extent. TEI and XSLFO are by far the most complete due to Sebastian's
efforts to build the FO and TEI formatters on top of xmltex, but you can
(but it's not recommended) drop an fo:block in the middle to an html
table, in the bottom of a MathML fraction. xmltex will probably do
something more or less sensible with the mess.  More seriously
supporting mathematics by supporting MathML inside arbitrary other
document types is an important consideration (and SVG would be as well
if I had any good ideas how to do SVG in xmltex)

David
 

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