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Subject: passivetex support

I'm proposing that support for the Passivetex XSL-FO processor in the XSL stylesheets be discontinued. When the DocBook XSL project was just getting started, Passivetex was one of two free XSL-FO processors (FOP was the other). Passivetex never fully implemented the standard, development ceased about 8 years ago, and its author admitted it was mostly a proof-of-concept project. The DocBook XSL stylesheets have a 'passivetex.extensions' parameter, which is mostly used to compensate for and workaround the things it does not support. Today, FOP does a much better job, and is supported.

So I wanted to ask the mailing list if anyone is using it, and needs to continue using it. If not, we will be removing the 'passivetex.extensions' param and all the code that references it.

Bob Stayton
Sagehill Enterprises

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