Re: XSL-FO Does it have the guts?
On Tue, 25 May 1999, Håkon Wium Lie wrote: > Style sheets will never be able to rival DTP packages when the target > is paper. Let me give you one example. Using DTP, you can align glyphs > so that the top of one glyph just barely touches the bottom of the > glyph in the line above. This is a quite common effect, e.g. on > Microsoft packaging. This is not automatic, is it? I mean, as a user of DTP, you have to hand tune it, right? > If you have access to the fonts, you can tune your style sheet so that > the letters happen to abut. This might work for you locally, but > putting such style sheets on the Web will surprise users. If my copy > of Helvetica happens to have more "internal leading" than yours, we > will end up with different-looking documents. Which might not be too > bad, but it's not something Quark users will put up with. No, but Quark users won't put up with missing fonts either. I mean, if your Quark document using the font "Meow" is opened on a platform without the font "Meow", either it will refuse to load, or it will display incorrectly. Which is pretty much exactly the same as with styled documents on the web. -- Ian Hickson U+2642 U+2651 U+262E U+2603 U+263A XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list
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