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Re: Using an XSL Formatter as an XSL-FO Web Browser

From: Arved Sandstrom <asandstrom@accesscable.net>
Date: Thu, 8 Feb 2001 21:49:22 -0400
Message-ID: <003a01c0923a$8723c240$089e4718@accesscable.net>
To: <www-xsl-fo@w3.org>
Oddly enough _I_ see it as paper-oriented technology. :-) Not dull at all; I think it's exciting stuff.

To elaborate a bit, I don't think there's anything wrong at all with sending the XML+XSL across the Web, and _previewing_ it. FOP has a previewer of its own, after all. If the previewer happens to be an Acrobat Reader plugin inside a Web browser, that doesn't bother me either. But I would still expect most usage to be in an optimized viewer, or even better, print the darned thing! That's what these formats are for, that FO renderers ought to be producing (IMHO).

XML != Web. FO != Web. IMO.

Arved Sandstrom
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: AndrewWatt2001@aol.com 
  To: www-xsl-fo@w3.org 
  Sent: Thursday, February 08, 2001 2:33 PM
  Subject: Re: Using an XSL Formatter as an XSL-FO Web Browser

  The reason I chose to serve .fo at this stage is that it is easier for those 
  new to XSL-FO to actually see an XSL-FO file across the Web. Many people I 
  have contact with see XSL-FO as only a dull paper-orientated technology. I 
  wanted to put something on the Web to let them see that it can be viewed on 
  screen and on the Web. 
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