Re: Is anybody working on ...
At 04:53 AM 4/30/98 +1000, Rick Jelliffe wrote: >>Is anybody working on creating an abstration for preserving formatting >>information inside or along with SGML documents, in cases where format >>really is part_of the information. Two examples where such an approach >>might make sense could be: I think ADOBE has claimed that they will be able to preserve the SGML structure inside a PDF object, which would be a reasonable solution for documents where the mapping from the structure to the presentation is fairly straightforward. It makes no sense at all if there's a lot of data processing from input to output because the transform can't be run in reverse. The only possible general solution is to bind a source document to either a complete style spec (e.g., DSSSL spec) or to a formatting program object that encapsulates the formatting. Any of the current and proposed packaging schemes would handle this, possibly in conjunction with conventional uses of XLinks, e.g.: <?XML version="1.0"?> <DocPackage xml:link="group"> <sourcedoc xml:link="document" href="www.me.com/mydocs/mydoc.xml">Document source</document> <stylespec xml:link="document" href="www.me.com/mydocs/mydoc.dsl">Style spec</document> </DocPackage> Cheers, E. -- <Address HyTime=bibloc> W. Eliot Kimber, Senior Consulting SGML Engineer ISOGEN International Corp. 2200 N. Lamar St., Suite 230, Dallas, TX 95202. 214.953.0004 www.isogen.com </Address> xml-dev: A list for W3C XML Developers. To post, mailto:xml-dev@i... Archived as: http://www.lists.ic.ac.uk/hypermail/xml-dev/ To (un)subscribe, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; (un)subscribe xml-dev To subscribe to the digests, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; subscribe xml-dev-digest List coordinator, Henry Rzepa (mailto:rzepa@i...)
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