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Re: Renderers and XSL-FO, plus other thoughts...

From: Fotis Jannidis <fotis.jannidis@lrz.uni-muenchen.de>
Date: Wed, 31 Jan 2001 17:23:14 +0100
To: www-xsl-fo@w3.org
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> > >Final thought: do users believe that formatter flexibility in also
> accepting CSS would be a boon? The formatting model is shared (in theory)
> between CSS and XSL-FO. A formatter that accepts CSS-styled XML could
> present pretty much the same formatting-object tree to the formatter as we
> get through FO. Or so goes the possible argument. Is consideration of this
> worthwhile? What do people think?
> >
> > For someone without the bandwidth to take on board fo's, CSS might be an
> easy in?
> > I think such a user would soon see the restrictions of CSS1 or even 2.
> > If you were talking 3 then perhaps yes.
> > Regards DaveP
> Right, I think we would have to be talking about CSS3 to make this
> realistic. We're still talking (IMHO) about printing here, mainly
> (high-quality output); let Web browsers deal with HTML...
> Regards,
> Arved Sandstrom

I am not convinced that this is true, because even css1 + some 
css2 can be enough to output simple documents. I assume that an 
print formatter which accepts xml + css would be a good tool for 
many web people who start to move in the direction of xml.

Fotis Jannidis
Received on Wednesday, 31 January 2001 11:22:44 UTC

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