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Re: Using an XSL Formatter as an XSL-FO Web Browser

From: <AndrewWatt2001@aol.com>
Date: Thu, 8 Feb 2001 13:33:53 EST
Message-ID: <e.890bbf0.27b44091@aol.com>
To: www-xsl-fo@w3.org
In a message dated 08/02/01 17:41:16 GMT Standard Time, mf@w3.org writes:

> AndrewWatt2001@aol.com writes:
> > If you have downloaded the pre-release version of the XSL Formatter 
> simply 
> > type "http://www.xsl-fo.com/HelloWorld.fo" in the small window for 
> entering 
> > the Document name and then click the Blue button to run the Formatter 
> and, 
> > hey presto, you can view an XSL-FO page across the Web. 
> xsl-fo.com should avoid serving fo files, especially since Antenna
> House can transform as well as render.  Why don't you send XML+XSL
> instead?  (and maybe you could point to this list as well as egroups).

Hi Max,

I have added a mention of your list to www.XSL-FO.com. Could you check what I 
have written to confirm that the instructions are correct please?

You say I "should avoid" serving .fo files. Can I ask you to clarify? Do you 
mean something other than that the option to serve XML with suitable XSL 
stylesheets is also there?

The reason I chose to serve .fo at this stage is that it is easier for those 
new to XSL-FO to actually see an XSL-FO file across the Web. Many people I 
have contact with see XSL-FO as only a dull paper-orientated technology. I 
wanted to put something on the Web to let them see that it can be viewed on 
screen and on the Web.

OK, I admit that the Hello World file isn't exactly exciting design. <grin/> 
But it is a start.

After they are convinced that it can do useful things then it will be easier 
to convince them that the mechanics of creating XSL-FO are also interesting. 
At least, that's my view. :)


Andrew Watt
Received on Thursday, 8 February 2001 13:34:33 UTC

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