Re: [xsl] XSL-FO versus PostScript

Subject: Re: [xsl] XSL-FO versus PostScript
From: David Carlisle <davidc@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 27 Feb 2003 19:52:46 GMT

> Wouldn't that be very cool?

well it would be very familiar at least.
Anyone using a postscript back end to (la)tex typesetting has been able
to do all those kind of things for a couple of decades or so.
I don't think it really fits with the FO model though.
the point of FO is that it intentionally cuts out lots of device
specific processing so that it can be a cross platform language
for specifying the style and layout. 

In particular in FO there is no feedback from the typeset constructs to
the layout engine so you can't ask as you can in PS or TeX, "does this
fit here" changing that would be a big change to FO.


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