Adding FOP Support to xmlto to fix PDF generation (Bug 147472)

Trever L. Adams tadams-lists at
Tue Feb 8 18:58:55 UTC 2005

On Tue, 2005-02-08 at 18:48 +0000, Gavin Henry wrote:
> <quote who="Trever L. Adams">
> > FOP lacks many features, and it seems no one has touched it since 2003.
> > Are you sure you really want to add it?
> I getting desperate for a working PDF solution, so I was hoping this would
> be it.

Well, please don't let me discourage you. I actually have used it. It
works for most things I do (it would be nice to have). However, it needs
a lot of work. If I had money to throw at it, I think I would encourage
another to be written (maybe in C/C++). Also, I just saw that it hasn't
changed since 2003 yesterday; hence my reaction. I apologize.

The base style-sheets can be ugly in certain page sizes, but this is
from the docbook-xml stuff I Believe and can be fixed.

There are a few things that I don't seem to be able to do. Docbook or
FOP may be at fault.

"If there was strife and contention in the home, very little else in
life could compensate for it." -- Lawana Blackwell, The Courtship of the
Vicar's Daughter, 1998

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