Re: [xsl] xsl 2.0?

Subject: Re: [xsl] xsl 2.0?
From: "G. Ken Holman" <gkholman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 03 Nov 2013 11:41:34 -0500
At 2013-11-02 16:23 +0900, Toshihiko Makita wrote:
3. I beleive that XSL-FO is most suitable techinology for formatting XML documents.

Agreed. My customers are getting real-world problems solved with XSL-FO 1.1.

I think the few things that are needed and are found (or not) in some vendor extensions would be good fodder for an XSL-FO 1.2 rather than an XSL-FO 2.0 (e.g. line numbering, repeating sets of page master references, more page-position testing options, etc.).

I also think the features of XSL-FO 1.x are going to continue to satisfy high-volume or highly-repetitive print requirements for a very long time.

Of course I'm not trying to devalue the work those working on XSL-FO 2.x are creating to meet client requirements of theirs that demand the changes needed ... I'm just not seeing anything major that has to change for me to do my job.

Does CSS techinology become the complete alternative of the XSL-FO?

I don't think so, but then again, I haven't been following CSS very closely since XSL-FO 1.1 has been meeting my client's expectations.

. . . . . . . . Ken

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