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From Thorsten Scherler <>
Subject Re: Moving FO generation to an internal plugin
Date Sun, 02 Jul 2006 18:47:46 GMT
El vie, 30-06-2006 a las 13:12 +0100, Ross Gardler escribió:
> Currently our PDF generation is split between skins and the PDF output 
> plugin. The reason for this is because the PDF plugin uses the FO 
> generated by the skin. But why? The skin is really about HTML generation 
> not FO.


> I propose moving the FO generation out of skins and into an internal 
> plugin. This will have the benefit that we can work on the FO generation 
> independently of skins and therefore move it to a design more suitable 
> for reuse within the Dispatcher.


> An alternative would be to move the FO generation into the PDF plugin, 
> but this doe not make sense since FO can be used to generate other print 
> based formats as well (RTF for example). I feel FO should be an 
> alternative internal format to XDocs for generation of print based 
> formats at the output stage.

> Since I have an semi-immediate need to extend FO generation so that 
> multiple page definitions are possible. It makes more sense to me to do 
> this extension within a whiteboard plugin rather than in the skins.

cool. Yeah, go for it.


"Together we stand, divided we fall!" 
Hey you (Pink Floyd)

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