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Subject: DOCBOOK-APPS: Java not needed to process XSL-FO

David Nelson <dave@nutters.org> writes:

> On Thu, Mar 15, 2001 at 09:38:23AM +1000, Phillip Shelton wrote:
> > A tool that does not use java.
> > 
> > > -----Original Message-----
> >  
> > > ... its hard to see what
> > > DSSSL/Jade buys you (apart from processing SGML, of course)
> Ha ha!  Nice one, Phillip.  I entirely agree with you.
> [...]
> So, in response to Sebastian's original remark: indeed, DSSSL/Jade
> doesn't buy you anything... as long as you don't mind installing a
> bloated, non-free Java VM, and using flow-object processors which
> won't render correctly.

Have you troubled yourself to take the time to try out alternatives
like, say, PassiveTeX? If you have, what problems have you run into
with it? And if you haven't tried it, well, why not?

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