RE: (dsssl) font properties and PIs

Subject: RE: (dsssl) font properties and PIs
From: Didier PH Martin <martind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 04 Apr 2003 13:47:46 -0500
Hi Ian,

Yes there is one but it is not implemented in OpenJade. Here is a link to an
article talking about DSSSL's construction rules and what is and what is not
implemented in Openjade.


Didier PH Martin

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Sent: 4 avril, 2003 11:45
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Subject: (dsssl) font properties and PIs

Hi again, two questions (TeX backend of jade):

I would like to get the value that TeX calls "1em".  I suspect I have
to call font-property (12.5.7), but what are the parameters?  Where
are the relevant public IDs listed?

Second, (more of a pure curiosity question), how does one gain access
to processing instructions from DSSSL?  So far the only method I could
think of (and I didn't try it) is to call (children (current-node))
and walk the list.  Why so difficult?  I.e. why isn't there a rule form

(pi ...

like there is

(element ...


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