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From John Austin <jwaus...@sympatico.ca>
Subject Re: Advice using Cocoon for my Application.
Date Fri, 28 Nov 2003 11:56:16 GMT
On Thu, 2003-11-27 at 14:12, users-digest-help@cocoon.apache.org wrote:
> 
> ______________________________________________________________________
> From: Leonard Sitongia <sitongia@ucar.edu>
> To: users@cocoon.apache.org
> Subject: Advice using Cocoon for my application?
> Date: Thu, 27 Nov 2003 09:53:54 -0700
> 
> Hi,
> 
> I'm thinking of using Cocoon for a simple database-driven address book 
> application where the critical part is being able to print address labels for 
> envelopes.  I'm wondering if XSL:FO would be reasonable to use to produce the 
> pages of labels to send to the printer.

Yes, I recently did this for a non-profit that has 400 members. 
The first version was done in Cocoon and I later wrote a short program
to contain it all (end user has a desktop).

One advantage of XSL-FO is the fact that it can place areas
using many units of measurement. Canada Post 'standards' are 
in millimetres. Check with the US Post Office to see if you get
preferred rates for correctly formatted envelopes. You really want
an envelope feeder if you do very many.


Do you need style sheets? I was thinking of donating them to
the sourceforge project that supports a church membership 
data base.

You work in such a pretty location. I used to live off Table Mesa.

-- 
John Austin <jwaustin@sympatico.ca>

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