RE: XSL-FO Does it have the guts?

Subject: RE: XSL-FO Does it have the guts?
From: Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 27 May 1999 02:01:37 +0200 (MET DST)
Sebastian Rahtz wrote:

 >  >   "if there are no descenders in element (a) place element (b) on top
 >  >    of (a) so that the topmost glyph in the part of element (b) which
 >  >    is below any part of element (a) touches the baseline of element
 >  >    (a), else..."
 >  > 
 >  > This starts to get heiry and I havn't seen any style sheet language
 >  > which offers this sort of capabilities.
 > dont put out challenges like that on a list read by TeXxies! i have no 
 > intention of trying, but i bet it could be expressed in a markup
 > language, not just with Quark manual fiddling

I like your attitude. Now, quick, someone, propose a syntax!

 >  > likely changed. This is due to the fact that style sheets -- as we
 >  > know them today -- don't record the constraints the designer intended,
 >  > but instead just record positioning. 
 > these would be "Microsoft style sheets"? despite their patent, there
 > are other systems, you know...

I do know [1]. Feel free to suggest additions to my little museum.
Even if your language of choice can't express Microsoft packaging ;)



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