Re: xsl:fo in web browsers
> ----- 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. XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list
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