storing info in XSL-FO: new issue? [was: Draft TAG Finding:...]

On Fri, 2002-08-09 at 13:43, Bert Bos wrote:
> Some more comments on 
>     (version of 25 July 2002)


> 4) Section 1, par. 3. "[...] document that consists of XSL Formatting
> Objects, XHTML table mark-up, SVG diagrams, and MathML equations." Such
> a document will probably never exist.
> Indeed, I believe it is an architectural principle, that the TAG
> hopefully one day puts in writing, that XSL-FO elements are at a
> different semantic level than (X)HTML, SVG and MathML, and that it is
> possible to transform the latter three into the former, but that
> putting them in the same document would be counter to the goals of the
> semantic Web. In particular, W3C promotes (X)HTML, SVG and MathML as
> permanent repositories of information and we expect them to be found
> on Web servers, but we don't expect XSL-FO's to be used for anything
> else than as a volatile format, that only exists in the milliseconds
> between the formatting and the printing of the results.
> I suggest to fix that sentence by omitting XSL-FOs, or to find a
> different example.

I'll leave it to the editor(s) to address your suggestion about
the text of the finding, but it seems to me that just omitting
XSL-FO from that phrase won't address the issue you raise
about whether it's appropriate to use XSL-FO to store

It looks like a new issue.

I don't have a clear opinion about it yet, but I've seen
the question come up enough times that I'm interested
in some sort of TAG answer to it.

Dan Connolly, W3C

Received on Thursday, 15 August 2002 15:01:45 UTC