Tue May 25 16:35:47 CEST 2004
On 24 May 2004, at 09:52, Mikael Karlsson wrote:
> If you look at some of the ErlGuten examples
> you can see that Joe is using a "galleys" concept.
> A template to define the layout, and another
> xml file containing the text to be laid out on the
> pages. I think this separation is good.
> Last time I discussed ErlGuten with Joe he mentioned
> he would like to do a major rewrite of the layout part.
> I beleive he has been a bit busy with other things
> (like doctors thesis, X11 support, UBF etc. :)
> I have also been resting a bit from ErlGuten, though I have
> added JPEG image support and are working on the Fomrs
> part of PDF.
This sounds quite interesting. I have been banging my head against the
XSL-FO route for a few months and it is getting quite sore !
One of the probs I seem to recall seeing last time I looked at Erlguten
was the difficulty in having text galleys run into more than one page.
Is this really a problem, and if it is has anyone thought about a good
design to move this forward?
> The pdml stuff looks interesting. The xml instructions for
> generating drawings etc.and since it seems much simpler
> than xsl-fo.
It also looks a bit too simple to do much with. fo is a pretty powerful
language all said and done.
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