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[www-xsl-fo] Images in XSL-FO - try SVG

From: <AndrewWatt2001@aol.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2001 02:56:45 EDT
Message-ID: <85.9cc04be.280e94ad@aol.com>
To: patb@lucid-it.com, www-xsl-fo@w3.org
In a message dated 18/04/01 00:21:40 GMT Daylight Time, patb@lucid-it.com 

> Is it possible to define an active zone within an image (an equivalent to
> the imap HTML) with XSL-FO?
> If yes, where could i have an example ?


You could embed an SVG image within XSL-FO and include one or more links from 
there. Or by "active zone" do you mean events like mouseover? SVG also has 
lots of those.

If you want to see a number of working examples of SVG with XSL-FO you will 
need an XSL-FO viewer which can also display SVG. I know of two - X-Smiles 
and the Antenna House XSL Formatter.

You probably need some URLs to begin to explore:

Two relevant discussion groups where there is a small number of people 
interested in SVG with XSL-FO:


X-Smiles has some examples in its demo download. I also have a (now ancient) 
example online at 

That page was written some time ago for display with the Antenna House viewer 
(at a time when it couldn't handle a straight URL for an XML file alone, the 
new version now can and I ought, time permitting, to update the image). There 
are currently slight syntax differences between Antenna House and X-Smiles 

I have written a little about XSL-FO in Professional XSL and Professional XML 
(2nd Edition) from Wrox due out, respectively, in about 2 weeks and 6 weeks 

I hope that helps.

Andrew Watt
Received on Wednesday, 18 April 2001 02:57:27 UTC

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