XML News from Sunday, August 27, 2006

The W3C is sponsoring a Workshop on Gathering Requirements for Extensible Stylesheet Language (XSL) 2.0 "to be held 18 October in Heidelberg, Germany, hosted by Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG. The Workshop will be held in conjunction with a symposium on Web printing at the same location. Participants will discuss the requirements, features and design of a future version of" XSL-FO. I'd really like to see some thought about why XSL-FO 1.0 failed; and what could be done to improve matters in version 2 for both users and implementers. Uptake of XSL-FO 1.0 has been so slow (in large part due to the lack of quality open source implementations) that backwards compatibility should not be a huge concern.