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The animal on the cover of XSL-FO is a pennant-winged nightjar. Pennant-winged nightjars (Macrodipteryx vexillarius) are night-flying birds native to southern parts of Africa. Nightjars are also known in some areas as goatsuckers, because they were once thought to drink the milk of goats. However, they are actually insectivores and were probably common near goats because of the insects the animals attract.
Pennant-winged nightjars have long, pointed wings; weak feet; and small, wide bills. Fluffy feathers make them almost noiseless fliers. Males are known for their long, black-and-white, pennant-like feathers that flutter like streamers to attract mates. When a male finds a mate, his long feathers fall off.
Linley Dolby was the production editor and proofreader, and Tatiana Apandi Diaz was the copyeditor for XSL-FO. Darren Kelly, Rachel Wheeler, and Claire Cloutier provided quality control. Derek Di Matteo and Phil Dangler provided production support. Brenda Miller wrote the index.
Hanna Dyer designed the cover of this book, based on a series design by Edie Freedman. The cover image is a 19th-century engraving from the Dover Pictorial Archive. Emma Colby produced the cover layout with QuarkXPress 4.1 using Adobe's ITC Garamond font.
David Futato designed the interior layout. This book was converted to FrameMaker 5.5.6 with a format conversion tool created by Erik Ray, Jason McIntosh, Neil Walls, and Mike Sierra that uses Perl and XML technologies. The text font is Linotype Birka; the heading font is Adobe Myriad Condensed; and the code font is LucasFont's TheSans Mono Condensed. The illustrations that appear in the book were produced by Robert Romano and Jessamyn Read using Macromedia FreeHand 9 and Adobe Photoshop 6. The tip and warning icons were drawn by Christopher Bing. This colophon was written by Linley Dolby.
The online edition of this book was created by the Safari production group (John Chodacki, Becki Maisch, and Madeleine Newell) using a set of Frame-to-XML conversion and cleanup tools written and maintained by Erik Ray, Benn Salter, John Chodacki, and Jeff Liggett.