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Re: Schema noise.

From: Dave Pawson <dave.pawson@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 6 Dec 2010 15:40:24 +0000
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To: liam@w3.org
Cc: www-xsl-fo@w3.org
On 6 December 2010 15:20, Liam R E Quin <liam@w3.org> wrote:
> On Mon, 2010-12-06 at 14:49 +0000, Dave Pawson wrote:
> [...]
>>   When I want editor help to write an fo file
>> I don't want all the inheritance elements presented.
> Note, XSL-FO isn't really intended as an authoring format.

No, but it's easier to write it directly than to fumble with it
via XSLT? Get it working on dummy data, then create
that structure from your XML using XSLT?

> [...]
>> Hence the two phase schema.
>> First use: Write the fo file without the noise.
>> Second: to make use of the noise to add the inheritable properties.
> I'll be interested to know how effective you find this in practice.
> For sure we could publish (or link to) such a thing from the W3C site
> if it's useful to people, as long as it's clear it's not part of the
> specification of course.

That's the goal.

> (and for 2.0 there's the possibility of giving more attention to
> direct authoring rather than relying only on XSLT, although the
> Working Group has very limited resources...)

Brings back memories!
   Who was it said "XSL is a final format" or something.
I know it really hacked off the A11y people.


Dave Pawson
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