My suggestion was *not* to merge the two! iText is a Java API with a document creation focus. In this day and age, XSL:FO can be viewed as just another document type - in the same way that more proprietary or older formats are (that is, PDF, RTF, etc.).
Now XSL:FO is different in that you can't just double click on one and see something. But the FOP project comes close. Making iText (optionally) output xsl:fo would greatly extend its potential applications and make it squarely standards based. I would like to think that someday, StarOffice, Wordperfect, etc. would either natively use xsl:fo as their file storage format or at least be able to import it. Having something like iText that *programatically* create documents is very exciting! -----Original Message----- From: Keiron Liddle [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] Sent: Tuesday, March 12, 2002 3:53 AM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Cc: [EMAIL PROTECTED]; [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: [iText-questions] Re: merging two libraries Hi, From the archives it appears that the discussion on the fop-dev list was about 2 years ago (no apparent refusal though). It is certainly time to revisit. From the small amount of information I know about iText it would appear to be a more advanced pdf library. I don't know what the license issues might be. What sort of joining forces are you proposing? Please send to the fop-dev list for further discussion. Regards, Keiron. On 2002.03.12 09:27 [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: > Hello all, > > I'm not familiar with FOP, but I can't help noticing > that people are moving from FOP to iText and vice versa. As original > developer of iText, a JAVA-PDF library, I already > proposed you guys at Apache twice to join forces and to combine > both libraries. I now subscribe to this mailing list only to > ask you a third time to reconsider your refusal. Please read these mails > from some iText/FOP users: > http://www.geocrawler.com/lists/3/SourceForge/8175/0/8071577/ > http://www.mail-archive.com/itext-questions%40lists.sourceforge.net/msg00491 > .html Please send your answers to the iText mailing list. > You don't need to subscribe, I will pass them through. > Remark: sorry, but due to the lack of time to read all > my mail as it is, I will now unsubscribe from the FOP > mailing list. kind regards, > Bruno Lowagie _______________________________________________ iText-questions mailing list [EMAIL PROTECTED] https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/itext-questions --------------------------------------------------------------------- To unsubscribe, e-mail: [EMAIL PROTECTED] For additional commands, email: [EMAIL PROTECTED]