PassiveTeX XSL FO implementation, 1.1
Date: Wed, 4 Oct 2000 13:16:34 +0100 From: Sebastian Rahtz <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: [ANN] PassiveTeX XSL FO implementation, 1.1
I have made a new release of my PassiveTeX XSL FO processor on http://users.ox.ac.uk/~rahtz/passivetex. There are a variety of bug fixes (nothing too dramatic), and some new implementations of FO elements and characteristics. One important addition is that fo:marker and fo:retrieve-marker now work, more or less, allowing dynamic headers and footers. I have tested this by formatting the XSL FO spec itself, with satisfactory results.
As ever, PassiveTeX is for you if:
- you have an existing TeX system which you understand
- you need decent hyphenation, justification and page-breaking now
- you want MathML support
- you want high-quality PDF (compressed, bookmarks, links etc)
- you are into big files and long batch processing
It isn't for you if:
- you want a Java solution which you can embed
- you have never seen TeX and dont want to
- you want SVG support
- your life revolves around complex tables
http://users.ox.ac.uk/~rahtz/passivetex/coursebook.pdf is a typical example of what I use this system for.
I expect, by the way, to share TeX details with the Unicorn XSL FO processor in the future; and possibly move to a comparable method myself.
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