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Re: Please resurrect xsl-fo tutorial on w3school

From: Patrick Goetz <pgoetz@mail.utexas.edu>
Date: Thu, 19 Mar 2015 05:03:23 -0500
Message-ID: <550A9EEB.8040702@mail.utexas.edu>
To: www-xsl-fo@w3.org
On 3/18/2015 9:49 PM, anon anon wrote:
> I understand w3 is moving towards CSS3, however, I am
> picking up legacy code that's not documented by a coworker, and I
> believe if I were to go through the same tutorial that the person went
> through, then it would help me too.


Is CSS3 going to address the chronic deficiencies of XSL-FO 1.1; e.g. 
not being able to count elements on a physical page (e.g. in order to 
set footnote labels properly)?  Is this why the XSL-FO 2.0 effort was 
abandoned?

For a tutorial introduction to XSL-FO, I highly recommend "XSL 
Formatting Objects" by Doug Lovell.  No free download, but I've read all 
English language XSL-FO books, and this is by far the best for learning 
the language.  If you read German, there's also "XSL-FO" by Marco 
Skulschus and Marcus Wiederstein.
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