W3C Holds Workshop for XSL Formatting Language

Participants to consider new features for formatting documents on the Web using XSL-FO

Contact America --
Janet Daly, <janet@w3.org>, +1.617.253.5884 or +1.617.253.2613
Contact Europe, Africa and the Middle East --
Marie-Claire Forgue, <mcf@w3.org>, +33.492.38.75.94
Contact Asia --
Yasuyuki Hirakawa <chibao@w3.org>, +81.466.49.1170

(also available in French and Japanese; see also translations in other languages)

http://www.w3.org/ -- 13 September 2006 -- W3C will hold a Workshop to gather inspiration, needs and techniques for a future version of XSL-FO, the formatting specification of the Extensible Stylesheet Language (XSL). The Workshop takes place on 18 October 2006, and is hosted by Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG at their Print Media Academy in Heidelberg, Germany.

The XSL specification is in two parts: a language for transforming XML documents (XSLT), and an XML vocabulary for specifying formatting semantics (XSL-FO). This Workshop is about the second of these two parts, the formatting language.

The World Wide Web Consortium's XSL Working Group has started work on version 2.0 of XSL-FO, and is looking for experts in the field to bring their knowledge, insight and experience, as well as for use cases and representatives of user communities. The W3C XSL Working Group expects that the enhancements for XSL-FO 2.0 will focus on layout-driven formatting, augmenting the content-driven layout facilities already defined.

The XSL Working Group expects to be working in conjunction with the Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) Working Group to enhance the layout capabilities of XSL-FO.

The Workshop is colocated with the W3C Print Symposium 2006 on 17 October, an event run by the W3C Germany and Austria Office.

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