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Re: xsl:fo in web browsers

Subject: Re: xsl:fo in web browsers
From: "Paul Tchistopolskii" <paul@xxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 10 Sep 1999 14:41:39 -0700
tchistopolskii

> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Vidar Gundersen <vidarg@xxxxxx>
> > I have this idea: Any browser with XSL, CSS and HTML 4.0 support can
> > in principle transform the FO document instance into HTML with inline
> > CSS.
>
> I know of at least one person who did some work on this a while ago during
> the early work on XSL. There are numerous problems, not least of which is
> that most browsers don't do CSS properly anyway! Another issue is that XSL
> FOs are more powerful the CSS (and certainly the CSS in browsers).
>
> Any why would you go XML->FO->HTML+CSS when you can go XML->HTML+CSS with
> greater control anyway?

... With the *weaker* control over complex layouts ...

Also, isn't it  handy to have just  one stylesheet for different media ?

Rgds.Paul.

PS. I don't know who was the person you have mentioned in your letter,
but a couple of months ago I also did some experiments in that area
and I was saticfied with the results. RenderX has some interesting
samples related to this issue and some would be published next
2 months ( approx ).

PPS. Yes, there are numereous problems and not least of which are
browsers.




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