Re: [XSL-FO] EXSLFO Activity
> For the specific case of PDF-specificprocesses we know two things:
>FO, as a product-neutral
> 1. It is absolutely inappropriate for XSL-
> standard, to standardize anything that isspecific to PDF as an output
> format.PDF as an output format and
> 2. In practice, essentially everyone wants
> therefore essentially all FO users havethe same requirements for PDF
> production.I would like to have the possibility of
outputting non-displayed content before and
after specific display objects in a format,
in the example of pdf I might like to have
the possibility of outputting xmp data at
various locations, also of course the
possibility of adding hidden content at the
end of file position in the pdf. So for xsl-
fo this would indicate the need to identify
relevant objects in an FO instance that one
could add before or after, basically I think
this is the page. Content should be
escapable from display before and after page
instances, with the possibility of having a
true end of file escape sequence.
any FO instance that made use of these
facilities might find it problematic to
transfer between different output formats,
so I suppose that any escaped content should
be capable of generating errors with errors
causing that particular escaping to be
- --- In XSL-FO@yahoogroups.com, Eliot Kimber <ekimber@i...> wrote:
> So far I haven't seen FO implementors jumping up to suggeststandards
> for many of these requirements (or even providing proprietary waysto
> satisfy them) so I could be convinced that in fact these are notuseful
> things to standardize or to expect implementors to standardize.This is fairly late response, but I feel it is important to
> So what do other vendors think? Is David's analysis correct?
suggest my thoughts.
There are some kinds of PDF relates standards so far, such as
PDF/X, PDF/is, PDF/a (Archive). Another standards will be
For example, we are working for a special customer to design
spec for the devision and link-generation of PDF. If there are
any standards, the design job will not be necessary and
the implimentation will be useful for many customers but not
for only customer.
Mr. Tolphin seems to confuse about spec and implementation.
Although spec and implemantation are deeply related, but
they are still independent.
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