Re: [xep-support] HAXEP

From: Nikolai Grigoriev (
Date: Thu May 15 2003 - 01:13:52 PDT

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    > i'm searching for something that does HTML+CSS conversion to XSL-FO.
    > The HAXEP that i stumbled across appears to provide this functionality,
    > but i can't find it anywhere.

    HAXEP is an old project, coupled to the previous version of XEP.
    It was never officially released.

    > is this vaporware?

    No, it is not. However, the work was completely frozen more
    than a year ago; there is no such product at the moment.

    > i've seen tools that handle inline styles, but not via a stylesheet.

    Ours was a Java app, capable to apply stylesheets (using
    a combination of Tidy and Flute). However, it was still
    far from producing faithful representation of generic web
    pages - mostly because of table abuses so common in today's
    HTML code. Our experience makes us believe that generic
    HTML/CSS-to-XSLFO conversion is possible only for
    restricted input, and will always require manual tuning -
    comparable in efforts with direct XSL-FO stylesheet creation.

    Nikolai Grigoriev

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