RE: XSL wish list - page column gap/separator line
I've actually walked into interviews and asked which spec we are talking about. Most of the time they have no clue if they don't have someone more familiar with the two specs. Thanks for the history lesson. Marijan (Mario) Madunic Publishing Specialist New Flyer Industries -----Original Message----- From: Dave Pawson [mailto:davep@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] Sent: Friday, February 12, 2010 6:36 AM To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx; Liam Quin Subject: Re: XSL wish list - page column gap/separator line On 12/02/10 12:10, Andrew Welch wrote: >>> Is there a reason why it can't be referred to as "XSL-FO" whenever you >>> mean XSL-FO? >> >> >> History? >> Sometime back in ?2001 era, this list was instrumental in parting xslt from >> (what is now) xsl-fo. Prior to this it was all XSL, >> as defined largely by James Clark. >> >> After the split, XSLT emerged, XSL-FO kept the XSL >> as the WG name etc. >> >> I recall complaining as you have, to Max at the W3X, about the confusion >> and xsl-fo was born as a term to separate the two. >> >> I guess XSL is the WG, so it must remain, but XSLT and >> XSL-FO are the two recs in reality. > > > yeah... in my humble opinion, it just causes confusion. "XSL" in the > wild is nearly always intended to mean "XSLT", anyone who ever wants > to refer to XSL-FO always uses the "FO" part.... > > The announcements titled "XSL 2.0" could easily be called "XSL-FO > 2.0", then you don't have to explain the history to anyone about the > distinction between "xsl", xslt and xsl-fo. +1. I wonder if the WG can do anything? Tony, Liam? regards -- Dave Pawson XSLT XSL-FO FAQ. http://www.dpawson.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------- Please consider the environment before printing this e-mail. CONFIDENTIALITY STATEMENT: This communication (and any and all information or material transmitted with this communication) is confidential, may be privileged and is intended only for the use of the intended recipient. If you are not the intended recipient, any review, retransmission, circulation, distribution, reproduction, conversion to hard copy, copying or other use of this communication, information or material is strictly prohibited and may be illegal. If you received this communication in error or if it is forwarded to you without the express authorization of New Flyer, please notify us immediately by telephone or by return email and permanently delete the communication, information and material from any computer, disk drive, diskette or other storage device or media. Thank you.
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