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Re: XSL FOs -> PDF using InDesign
Subject: Re: XSL FOs -> PDF using InDesign|
From: Sara Mitchell <smitchel@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 22 Oct 1999 09:05:18 -0500
Did you mean
XML -> XSL -> MIF -> Frame -> PDF
for the last option? If not, how is the XML -> MIF leg done?
James Robertson wrote:
> At 06:08 22/10/1999 , Eric Muller wrote:
> >Sebastian Rahtz wrote:
> > > I was wondering
> > > about writing something to transform FOs into the tagged text format
> > > that InDesign supports for import. Is anyone familiar with that markup
> > > set? Is it capable enough?
> >The documentation for it is on the InDesign CD.
> >On the other hand, the plug-in mechanism seems much better. In fact, the
> >SDK tutorial has an example of an import filter that creates a document
> >from scratch.
> Framemaker would seem to be a good
> choice for this sort of work.
> It has two languages: MML (simpler),
> and MIF (more powerful), allowing you to
> choice the best import language for the job
> at hand. My understanding is that MIF allows
> you to specify frames, graphics, tables, etc.
> But why would you want to:
> XML -> XSL -> XSL:FO -> MIF -> Frame -> PDF
> When you could just go:
> XML -> MIF -> Frame -> PDF
> The former process would seem to introduce two
> limiting factors: the expressiveness of both XSL:FO
> and MIF. You could only really get the features
> that were implemented in both ...
> Stil, I guess it could be done,
> James Robertson
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