Re: What is the future of XSL-FO
Hello The message is not true and it will bring bad influence to the public. In fact, CSS will never replace XSL-FO completely, even if some portion of CSS overlaps XSL-FO. The usage of HTML tags is too much diversified to become a standard for printing. IE sometimes even neglects attribute values of HTML tag. If you wish to use HTML+CSS for printing, you must be quite careful about the usage of tags and attribute values. If the printing layout is not fixed by a creator, how these method will be used for printing ? Best regards, Tokushige Kobayashi > Reply to the original mail from: > xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx > Below is an excerpt of an explanation for XSLT, took out from http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/xmlsdk/htm/xslt_starter_54dw.asp: "XSL is now generally referred to as XSL Formatting Objects (XSL-FO), to distinguish it from XSLT. The future of XSL-FO as a standard is uncertain, because much of its functionality overlaps with that provided by cascading style sheets (CSS) and the HTML tag set. If cross-vendor compatibility is important, you might want to avoid XSL-FO until it becomes a standard fully accepted by the Worldwide Web Consortium." Can I consider valid the declaration above? I really want to use XLS-FO as standard in the company I work for, as base document format for report generation, but this declaration could make me hesitate to. I would appreciate any thoughts. Thank you. -- Celio Cidral Junior ccidral@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx ________________________________________________ This mail was sent by Webmail Expresso 2.5 XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list Tokushige Kobayashi Antenna House, Inc. E-mail koba@xxxxxxxxxxxxx WWW http://www.antenna.co.jp/XML/xml-top.htm WWW http://www.antennahouse.com/ (English) TEL +81-3-3234-1361(direct call) FAX +81-3-3221-9975 Antenna House XSL School http://www.antenna.co.jp/XML/school/xslday.htm XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list
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