Re: (dsssl) Doubt

Subject: Re: (dsssl) Doubt
From: Trent Shipley <tcshipley@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 12 Jun 2002 22:54:57 -0700
Janny is assuming that the insertion of blank pages is rule driven instead of 
definition driven.


(Every chapter must start on an odd numbered page.)

IF this Page is the end of a chapter AND this page number is odd THEN insert 
a blank page here.  (Obviously the blank page is even numbered.)


blah blah blah.

blah blah blah &yada-entitiy; and blah blah


In DSSSL Definition turns into a trival Rule.

Wherever there is <put_blank_page_here/> output one page that is blank.

It sound like what you want is a rule in DSSSL that amount to:

Whenever the content of a <para> element is NILL or Empty then add a blank 
page to the output.

During my very brief foray into DSSSL Open-Jade gave me fits whenever I had 
to play with character content (that is, leaf nodes on the grove 
representation of the document, that is to say, characters.)  The reason 
seems to be that that part of the DSSSL model is not well implemented in OJ
--except as part of the set of primatives defined is the DSSSL standard.

On Wednesday 12 June 2002 10:04, you wrote:
> Hi Jany.
> Using your idea, I wrote in my print style:
> (element para
>   (make simple-page-sequence
>     (process-children)))
> I wrote it only to test.
> Ok, This insert a blank page.
> But, inside the tag para,
> I need to have some caracter.
> If I write only <para></para> I don't have a new blank
>  page.
> I can't understand "You have to know which rule decides
>  that you insert a blank page.".  And, you sayd you want to
>  receive more informations. What kind of informations do
>  you want to receive from me?
> Thanks again. : )
> Samantha.
> On Wed, 12 Jun 2002 17:58:25 +0200
> Jany Quintard <jany.quintard@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> >* Samantha Mozart [Wed, 12/06/2002 at 10:48 -0400]
> >
> >> Hi.
> >> I'm Samantha Mozart.
> >> I have a problem here.
> >> I'm making ps documents, and inside my documents, I need
> >
> > to
> >
> >>  insert
> >> blank pages.
> >> I would like to know how to insert blank pages in my
> >> documents.
> >
> >You have to know which rule decides that you insert a
> > blank page. After
> >this, you can code code this in dsssl to start a new
> >"simple-page-sequence" which will contain nothing (an
> > empty-sosofo,
> >maybe).
> >Can you give us some informations?
> >Jany
> >
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