[xsl] XSL-FO

Subject: [xsl] XSL-FO
From: roger.day@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Wed, 4 Jul 2001 12:19:35 +0100
At 04/07/2001 12:00:24, David Carlisle <davidc@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
#  > That's an interesting question - what is the overlap between XSL & CSS?
#  The question was about using XSLT to generate HTML so the overlap
#  between XSLT and CSS is essentially none.
#  There is of course some overlap in functionality between XSL-FO and CSS
#  but that's a different thread.

but which I -am- interested in - just what is the overlap? Or is there a
document you can point me at?

#  > For example, I might want to have style sheets for displaying HTML
#  > (and these documents have been transformed from XML); how does this "play"
#  > translating the XML into, say, PDF? Can I have CSS for the XML documents?
#  You can have CSS for XML documents, but unless your XML is structurally
#  a lot like HTML there isn't much point, CSS can only decorate an
#  existing tree with displaay properties, it can't re-arrange the tree
#  so if you need to generate and re-arrange text while displaying the XML
#  you'll need something like XSLT. If on the other hand you just have a
#  simple XML format that maps directly to CSS objects like paragraphs,
#  tables etc, you may be able to do it with just css.

How do you handle display properties with XSLT? I think I'm missing something


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