Re: XS: print output -Reply

Subject: Re: XS: print output -Reply
From: Paul Prescod <papresco@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 27 May 1997 06:29:56 -0400
Sebastian Rahtz wrote:
>  > >Several comments have indicated that some people think
>  > >that XS is only for screen display, which is not true.
> I like David Pawson's arguments about change bars. Its hard-wiring in
> a purely visual tool

How is this different from math? Fonts? Colours? All of these are purely
visual tools. DSSSL as it stands *exists* to attach visual semantics to
structural constructs. Rather than "watering it down" we should be
asking how we can provide the maximum amount of information to screen
readers and Braille printers. ICADD and ACSS sound like two good places
to start.
>  - simple floats
>  - footnotes
>  - simple multicolumns
>  - equations (and as James pointed out, numbering those needs the
>     sidebyside features...)
> I am not asking for serious typography, but suggesting these are
> needed for the `set of page-oriented features needed to provide
> quality printouts'

That seems like a good list.

 Paul Prescod

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