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Section 6.2, Formatting Object Content [Was: 1.1 xml rec]

From: Tony Graham <Tony.Graham@MenteithConsulting.com>
Date: Mon, 06 Dec 2010 16:07:34 +0000
To: www-xsl-fo@w3.org
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On Sun, Dec 05 2010 16:03:53 +0000, dave.pawson@gmail.com wrote:
...
> Re the parameter entities.
> 6.2 defines them textually, but there is no xml definition of them?
>
> That would be a nice addition for automated processing.
> Either as XML for an inclusion or as xml entities.

It was perhaps a bit odd to call them "parameter entities" without
providing declarations, but the concept and the reference syntax is
familiar to many users of XML.

Also, there is no official schema or DTD for XSL 1.1, so I'd say there
wasn't much reason to put in the declarations when there was no schema.

FWIW, RenderX has three goes at a XSL FO schema or validators at
http://www.renderx.com/tools/validators.html. Their XML Europe 2004
paper [1] referred to from that page has a good summary of the issues
you face in making a schema for XSL FO (and of the trade-offs they had
to make).  Like Dave, they favour having multiple, looser and stricter
schema for XSL FO.

Regards,


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[1] http://xep.xattic.com/xep/resources/validators/xmleurope2004-peshkov.pdf
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