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Re: Feature request.

From: Jeremias Maerki <dev@jeremias-maerki.ch>
Date: Tue, 04 Nov 2008 15:46:22 +0100
To: xsl-editors@w3.org
Message-Id: <20081104152826.E442.60BA733C@jeremias-maerki.ch>

PDF in which constellation? Do you mean including single pages of a PDF
as fo:external-graphic? I think that's already in the requirements for
2.0: http://www.w3.org/TR/xslfo20-req/#N66993

Some implementations already support including PDF. There's no need for
an explicit specification, except maybe recommendations on how to select
individual pages for multi-page documents like TIFF or PDF (for example
via URI's <query> or <fragment> parts). And that's what the above
requirement is about.

I wouldn't single out PDF here as there are potentially many other
formats that could also be listed: XPS, Mars (PDFXML), AFP....

A rather interesting feature in this context would also be the ability
to include a whole external (multi-page) document (or a subset) as a
page sequence. I've implemented that as an extension for Apache FOP:

But then it should also be noted, that including PDF for any output
format may not always be easy to implement. You basically need a full
PDF interpreter if you're not generating PDF. But that's for the

MathML is also already listed in the requirements document:

On 04.11.2008 13:50:35 Dave Pawson wrote:
> Having come up today on the W3C xsl-fo list, as well as previously on
> the docbook list;
> Please consider direct inclusion of PDF content into fo for some future draft.
> How you constrain it I'll leave to you!
> Repeating an off list comment to Liam,
> please consider mathml inclusion, processed perhaps in a similar manner to SVG.
> -- 
> Dave Pawson
> Docbook FAQ.
> http://www.dpawson.co.uk

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