XPS : Java Glossary


XPS
An XML-based format for formatted documents that is both human-readable and multi-platform. It tackles the same problem domain as RTF (Rich Text Format). XPS (XML Paper Specification) documents are internally zipped even though they don’t have the *.zip extension. A viewer comes bundled with Vista. Modern MS utilities can export XPS. You can download an XPS writer/viewer for XP.

XPS is a very fluffy format using 16-bit Little-endian Unicode. Here is what

Because it uses absolute positioning of text, it is much more like PostScript or a printer driver meta format than a markup language like HTML (Hypertext Markup Language).

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