RE: PDF to FO tool?
Max said: > Differences between SVG and XSL-FO compared to PostScript/PDF are > explored at: > http://www.svgopen.org/papers/2002/danilo_fujisawa__svg_as_pag > e_descript > ion_language/ >From which <quote>Both XHTML and XSL-FO are layout languages which manage the placement of objects within a given page area.</quote> xhtml as a layout language? and <quote>Other display languages such as XHTML, CSS, XSL-FO and so-forth are layout languages. </quote> so these are all grouped as display languages which are layout languages? <quote>The existing SVG specification is a good basis for the development of a definitive page description language</quote>... then, the one I like. <quote>A typical workflow for an XML based magazine production could have an XSL-FO renderer with built in scripting running a WYSIWYG typesetting application that flows text and graphics. On completion of a document, the selection of export to print uses the XSL-FO engine to send the placed objects out through a filter which writes SVG containing exact positioning of all the objects which make up the page. In this scenario, XSL-FO is the layout engine, SVG is the output representation which is totally device independent much like PDF is today. </quote> For those who have followed the SVG lists, there is a recurrent thread on there, where anyone who defends flash at the expense of SVG gets a serious bashing. I'm beginning to wonder if XSL-FO, HTML+CSS are next. I'm reminded of a twist on a UK advertisement for the mini. SVG takes over the world. The end. Good luck Max. regards DaveP. - NOTICE: The information contained in this email and any attachments is confidential and may be legally privileged. If you are not the intended recipient you are hereby notified that you must not use, disclose, distribute, copy, print or rely on this email's content. If you are not the intended recipient, please notify the sender immediately and then delete the email and any attachments from your system. RNIB has made strenuous efforts to ensure that emails and any attachments generated by its staff are free from viruses. However, it cannot accept any responsibility for any viruses which are transmitted. We therefore recommend you scan all attachments. Please note that the statements and views expressed in this email and any attachments are those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of RNIB. RNIB Registered Charity Number: 226227 Website: http://www.rnib.org.uk XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list
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