Re: [xep-support] XEP compared to FOP 0.94

From: Dan Ochs <>
Date: Tue Aug 05 2008 - 00:49:27 PDT

Can you please create a test case and post it to this list? If it is
an issue with XEP then maybe they will fix it given your test case.
If it is not an issue then maybe someone on this list can come up with
a solution.


Daniel Ochs, Principal Consultant
Wrycan Inc.
On Tue, Aug 5, 2008 at 12:30 AM, Philippe Nobili
<> wrote:
> Dave Pawson wrote:
>> 2008/8/4 Philippe Nobili <>:
>>> Roy,
>>> Thanks for the explanation, I will check this. The "bitmaps" (usually PNG
>>> images) imported from our SVG graphics seem also to have gone away during
>>> the PDF rendering. Any thoughts about this ?
>> Not an XEP issue? Conversion of PNG to SVG isn't down to XEP surely?
>> Why not use the PNG images directly within the xsl-fo?
> The graphic resource referenced to in the XSL-FO file passed to XEP (the .fo
> file) is our SVG file; so, I think this might be an XEP issue. Turning the
> same .fo file into PDF with FOP works perfectly.
> To answer your question, we often use PNG images directly (most of the time
> actually), except when we intend to add text, graphic symbols  or
> annotations to images; in this case, we use the SVG for its capability to
> resize the objects without loss of resolution (text is not easy to read from
> PNG images). The PNG image is internally referenced to as an external bitmap
> file by the SVG graphic in this case.
> Best regards.
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