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Re: FO extension for document info

From: David Carlisle <davidc@nag.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 13 Feb 2001 19:08:18 GMT
Message-Id: <200102131908.TAA06490@penguin.nag.co.uk>
To: daveP@dpawson.freeserve.co.uk
CC: www-xsl-fo@w3.org

> Because I want to throw away my fo documents after I've got the pdf.

Now I'm completely confused by that reply. So do I.

> If you want to output something to the final form document, then use
> normal fo elements. Whats so special about this one?

because all the normal FO elements have meanings assigned in the FO spec
and none of them mean "the creator and author information items for this
document are... and give me a lined table of contents external to the
main document flow" So, if you want those you have to use an extension
namespace or wait for XSL FO 2.

> If its Adobe, pdf specific, then it (again) has no place in the fo
> without being recognised as a 'special for DC', or something.
> Again because its single media specific (IMO)

It's meta information about the document. Author, table of contents
creating software etc. The exact list of items is coloured by pdf 
experience but I don't see it as particularly pdf specific.


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