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Re: What Image Formats are currently supported in fop

From: Arved Sandstrom <asandstrom@accesscable.net>
Date: Thu, 14 Jun 2001 21:07:40 -0300
Message-ID: <003a01c0f52f$3335b640$1a9e4718@accesscable.net>
To: <www-xsl-fo@w3.org>
I don't know if anyone has written such a front-end translator or not.

My personal thoughts on this are, that if an XSL formatter were to be
converted into a more generic formatter that handled either XML+CSS or
XML+XSL (this latter meaning XSLT that transforms into the FO namespace),
that my preferred approach would be to provide for 2 preprocessors, both of
which would produce an equivalent FO tree _after_ refinement of properties
has taken place, given logically equivalent formatting specs. That is, the
unification of the 2 inputs would occur somewhat deeper into the process
than what you suggest.

Can't say offhand which approach has more merits...could be that both have
good points and bad points.

Arved Sandstrom

----- Original Message -----
From: "Barry MacKichan" <barry.mackichan@mackichan.com>
To: <www-xsl-fo@w3.org>
Sent: Thursday, June 14, 2001 7:44 PM
Subject: Re: What Image Formats are currently supported in fop

> I am wondering if someone has written some code that I am considering.
> There are two ways to format an XML file:
> 1.  Provide a CSS file to say how each tag is formatted, and
> 2.  Provide an xsl-fo tree that formats the XML file.
> I am interested in code that goes from 1 ==> 2.  That is, code that given
> XML file and a CSS file, produces an xsl-fo tree that renders exactly as
> XML+CSS combination would.
> This seems pretty simple and universal, so it occurred to me that it might
> already exist.  Does anybody know of it?
> --Barry MacKichan
> MacKichan Software, Inc. www-dot-mackichan-dot-com
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