Re: What is the future of XSL-FO
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:
It's astonishing how fast data decays, and how long bad data hangs around. What's the date on this document? (Our friends at MS should see that it's removed or at least updated: it reflects badly on them.)
"Until it becomes a standard fully accepted by the Worldwide Web Consortium" happened in October 2001. Microsoft doesn't implement XSL-FO, so you're not going to find much supportive documentation on their site, but many others are using it quite successfully.
XSL-FO doesn't do everything, but what it does, it does extremely well. And interest in it appears to be rising steadily if not quickly. Like XML itself, it is something of a "stealth technology": it's no more perfect than anything else in this world (or not much), but people who use it don't go back.
"Thus I make my own use of the telegraph, without consulting
the directors, like the sparrows, which I perceive use it
extensively for a perch." -- Thoreau
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