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Re: Feature request.

From: <Klaas_Bals@inventivegroup.com>
Date: Wed, 5 Nov 2008 16:54:27 +0100
To: Jeremias Maerki <dev@jeremias-maerki.ch>, dave.pawson@gmail.com
Cc: xsl-editors@w3.org
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Dave,

Thanks for you input. Like Jeremias, I'm also unsure what we should add to 
the spec to allow PDF inclusing. XSL-FO currently is agnostic about the 
image format.

In the XSL-FO 2.0 requirements document, we have added a requirement to 
allow including of multi-page image formats. See 
http://www.w3.org/TR/xslfo20-req/#N66993 for the exact wording.

Is there anything else that you expect to be done as a new feature?

Thanks,
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xsl-editors-request@w3.org wrote on 04/11/2008 15:46:22:

> 
> PDF in which constellation? Do you mean including single pages of a PDF
> as fo:external-graphic? I think that's already in the requirements for
> 2.0: http://www.w3.org/TR/xslfo20-req/#N66993
> 
> Some implementations already support including PDF. There's no need for
> an explicit specification, except maybe recommendations on how to select
> individual pages for multi-page documents like TIFF or PDF (for example
> via URI's <query> or <fragment> parts). And that's what the above
> requirement is about.
> 
> I wouldn't single out PDF here as there are potentially many other
> formats that could also be listed: XPS, Mars (PDFXML), AFP....
> 
> A rather interesting feature in this context would also be the ability
> to include a whole external (multi-page) document (or a subset) as a
> page sequence. I've implemented that as an extension for Apache FOP:
> 
http://xmlgraphics.apache.org/fop/stable/extensions.html#external-document
> 
> But then it should also be noted, that including PDF for any output
> format may not always be easy to implement. You basically need a full
> PDF interpreter if you're not generating PDF. But that's for the
> implementors.
> 
> MathML is also already listed in the requirements document:
> http://www.w3.org/TR/xslfo20-req/#N67175
> 
> On 04.11.2008 13:50:35 Dave Pawson wrote:
> > 
> > Having come up today on the W3C xsl-fo list, as well as previously on
> > the docbook list;
> > Please consider direct inclusion of PDF content into fo for some 
> future draft.
> > 
> > How you constrain it I'll leave to you!
> > 
> > Repeating an off list comment to Liam,
> > please consider mathml inclusion, processed perhaps in a similar 
> manner to SVG.
> > 
> > 
> > TIA
> > 
> > 
> > -- 
> > Dave Pawson
> > XSLT XSL-FO FAQ.
> > Docbook FAQ.
> > http://www.dpawson.co.uk
> 
> 
> 
> 
> Cheers,
> Jeremias Märki
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