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Subject: Re: [xsl] Re: What is the future of XSL-FO
From: Tokushige Kobayashi <koba@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 01 Mar 2004 09:02:55 +0900

> reply ro the mail 
> From:Jirka Kosek <jirka@xxxxxxxx>
> Dated: Sun, 29 Feb 2004 20:35:04 +0100 
> Subject: Re: [xsl] Re: What is the future of XSL-FO

>> XSL-FO to Word conversion is NOT considered as a good path, you had better
>> transform from original XML to Word.

> But there are use-cases when this scenario is reasonable. For example 
> you have already stylesheets which can convert your XML documents into 
> FO and you want to import these documents (formatted) into Word for 
> legacy users. Thats why one of my students is developing general FO -> 
> WordML conversion tool. This tool can be even used as replacement for FO 
> engine when you already have MS Word, which can be also used as 
> formatting engine.

Yes, it is possible like as Microsoft Word can now read HTML. 
In the future, Microsoft Word may read even XSL-FO directly.

Even though, ideal path is XML to WordML, or XML to Word.doc binary.
One reason is style setting of Word file should be inherited from XML.
Performance will be quite bad via XML -> XSL-FO -> WordML -> 
Print by Word. It will not be a real replace for XSL-FO engine.

> I expect that tool will be available in the summer supporting reasonable 
> subset of XSL-FO. It will be released under open-source license for 
> further improvements.

Every person has the right to offer open source, I hope you will suceed.

Best regards,

Tokushige Kobayashi
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