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Re: Updated public XSL (FO) Disposition of Comments document

From: Éric Bischoff <e.bischoff@noos.fr>
Date: Sat, 22 Feb 2003 09:20:46 +0100
To: Paul Grosso <pgrosso@arbortext.com>, asandstrom@accesswave.ca, olegt@multiconn.com, gkholman@CraneSoftwrights.com, eliot@isogen.com, daveP@dpawson.freeserve.co.uk
Cc: xsl-editors@w3.org
Message-Id: <200302220920.46431.e.bischoff@noos.fr>

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Le Saturday 22 February 2003 00:01, Paul Grosso a écrit:
> The public XSL (FO) Disposition of Comments document at
> http://www.w3.org/Style/XSL/2003/01/FO-DoC
> has just been updated with responses to your comments.
> If you are unsatisfied with the response, please feel
> free to post another comment to xsl-editors@w3.org.
>
> Thank you for your interest in XSL FO and for your
> patience as we work our way through the comments.
>
> Paul Grosso
> for XSL FO Subgroup

Hi Paul,

Nice compilation Work.

However I'm still unhappy with the comments of one of my contribs :

==================================================
No the erratum is correct. The quotes around the "string" are optional and 
have been left out in the example. The enclosing single quotes ensure that 
the value is interpreted as a string literal by the expression language. Note 
that "url" is not a function, but a piece of syntax borrowed from CSS2.
==================================================

Okay with that, but it contradicts the spec then (perharps it's just a bug in 
the spec) :

At
	http://www.w3.org/TR/xsl/slice7.html#src
one can read :
==================================================
	7.28.7 "src"

	XSL Definition:

	Value: 
		<uri-specification> | inherit
==================================================

Please note that it does not accept a <string>, but an <uri-specification>

It's been a long time I wanted to tell you that, but I lacked time to do it. 
Sorry about that.

So I think that that issue is still unclosed.

I hope it helps.


PS Most people know the stylesheets standard as "XSL-FO". I advise that it 
gets reflected in the standard's title as well (currently it's "XSL").

PPS The current standard is uselessly complicated : too much exceptions, too 
much special cases, not enough uniformity. I would say that it would be great 
if it could evolve to become much more orthogonal in the next versions. For 
example, url() and rect() should become functions like any other in next 
versions. All units should be processed in an uniform way. Etc.

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