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Phil Young
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is that there are too many esoteric, unpractical topics like XSL:FO, XLink I mean who uses this stuff really? Maybe a few, but why have a standardized test to show competency when so few projects out there use them?
I think they should have stuck with the practical stuff which is actually used like XSLT, Schemas, DTDs, DOM, SAX. That's about it! Why even certify people in the other technologies which are hardly ever used?
 
Karthik Guru
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Originally posted by Phil Young:
is that there are too many esoteric, unpractical topics like XSL:FO, XLink I mean who uses this stuff really? Maybe a few,

We have used XSL FO for rendering XML documents in the form of a PDF, rather I s'd say we have used it extensively!
I can remeber 3 projects at our place which used it.
 
William Brogden
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You ought to see the totally cool use of FO in the Apache Cocoon project! Output of SVG graphics, PDF formatted documents, RTF format to be added shortly. Go to xml.apache.org
Bill
 
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