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Re: xsl-fo first anniversary

From: Sharon Adler <sca@us.ibm.com>
Date: Mon, 21 Oct 2002 11:47:04 -0400
To: eliot@isogen.com
Cc: Sebastian Rahtz <sebastian.rahtz@computing-services.ox.ac.uk>, www-xsl-fo@w3.org
Message-ID: <OFB0EC762A.89A0EDC9-ON85256C59.0056A718@us.ibm.com>






Yes, there is still an IBM implementation and yes it is still under
development.

Sharon

Sharon C. Adler
 Senior Manager, Extensible Technologies
 IBM Research
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 tel:  914-784-6411 t/l 863
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                      "W. Eliot Kimber"                                                                                        
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Sebastian Rahtz wrote:
> On Fri, 2002-10-18 at 21:57, W. Eliot Kimber wrote:
>
> (an interesting version of events. I still claim you mention Brian Reid.
> and LaTeX is a product of the 1980s).

Thanks for the clarification. Whose is Brian Reid? Please educate us.

>>2001:
>>   - XSL FO recommendation published. Four implementations availble:
>>FOP, XEP, XSL Formatter, and Epic (partial implementation)
>
>
> Feel free to write PassiveTeX out of history; it was formatting
> (pre-rec) XSL FO documents in summer 1999, along with the predecessor to
> XEP. see Montreal conference that summer.

I was not aware of PassiveTeX--it's omission was not intentional.
Clearly I wasn't paying attention in that session of the conference. And
I must admit that I've only been tracking FO closely for the last year,
so I appologize for failing to mention anything done before that time.

> and no-one ever seems to mention the IBM implementation. does it still
> exist?

I also didn't know there was an IBM implementation.

Cheers,

Eliot
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