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Re: Feature request.

From: Dave Pawson <dave.pawson@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 5 Nov 2008 16:06:13 +0000
Message-ID: <711a73df0811050806q2a5a544s178f78d8345ac7@mail.gmail.com>
To: xsl-editors@w3.org

2008/11/5  <Klaas_Bals@inventivegroup.com>:

> In the XSL-FO 2.0 requirements document, we have added a requirement to
> allow including of multi-page image formats. See
> http://www.w3.org/TR/xslfo20-req/#N66993 for the exact wording.
> Is there anything else that you expect to be done as a new feature?

No, and I'm happy to let the editors turn it into spec speak.
I'm unsure if PDF is 'seen' as an image or .... something else.
E.g. what if I'm using a PS output?
What if the 'page image' is A4 and I'm using US letter? etc.

> xsl-editors-request@w3.org wrote on 04/11/2008 15:46:22:
>> 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,

I beg to differ. Implementers add features from paying customer requests.
It is then clearly non-standard, an extension.

I'd like to see PDF page inclusion within the remit of the spec.

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

Maybe. I've not seen any such requests.

>> 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:

I'll bow to the editors here. I have seen that on the docbook list.

>> But then it should also be noted, that including PDF for any output
>> format may not always be easy to implement.

<grin/> I.e. it's much like the rest of xsl-fo?

>> MathML is also already listed in the requirements document:
>> http://www.w3.org/TR/xslfo20-req/#N67175

Thanks for that.


Dave Pawson
Docbook FAQ.
Received on Wednesday, 5 November 2008 18:48:49 UTC

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