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The Hype Behind XSL-FO

(let’s re-examine those myths)

Specify your pages once and make many outputs
(PDF, Postscript, web, audio all one stylesheet)
Not on my planet. You want lots of different stylesheets; not just one PDF but many.
Publish lights-out, no human necessary. For many types of content, not all.
All pagination systems will accept XSL-FO input. Hasn’t happened yet, but some do and more all the time.
These pages are just as good as fine typesetting. Well…no.
These pages are good enough. Quite possibly.
Cheaper, faster, better Probably, definitely, and (hey) two out of three ain’t bad! Who defines “better” anyway?