RE: [xsl] XSL wish list - page column gap/separator line

Subject: RE: [xsl] XSL wish list - page column gap/separator line
From: "Mario Madunic" <Mario_Madunic@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 12 Feb 2010 06:55:13 -0600
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] 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
>> (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?


Dave Pawson

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