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From Andrzej Dmoch <...@step.pl>
Subject Re: AW: Reverse XSL:FO
Date Wed, 26 Apr 2000 15:38:36 GMT
"Thomas B. Passin" wrote:

> Andrzej Dmoch  asked -
>
> <snip/>
> >Then why doesn't there exist an XML format isomorfic with PDF files?
> >The task of transforming XSL:FO to PDF would have been achieved then
> using XSLT.
>
> SInce PDF is a programming language used for page description, combined
> with tables describing page structure, you would need to develop an xml
> language that could code progam instructions.  I don't know about you,
> but I don't want to code in xml!

I don't agree with you. Coding in XML is one thing. Transforming to PDF
isomorfic format from XSL:FO using XSLT written once by someone is second
thing.
Beside that you can hack the stylesheet as you like.

Andrzej


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