XSL FO: retaining some structure

Subject: XSL FO: retaining some structure
From: Sebastian Rahtz <sebastian.rahtz@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 2 Jul 1999 14:04:15 +0100
In going from nicely structured XML to low-level XSL FO, there are
occasions when I want to remember something about the structure. 

Thus, if I have <div0><head>Introduction</head>, I process it with

  <xsl:template match="div0/head">
    <fo:block font-size="24pt" 

to get a centred 24pt bold header. But when this (formatted to PDF) is 
displayed in Acrobat, its nice to have Acrobat's bookmarks to remind
you of the structure and do fast navigation. I want to pass in the
information that this is a "level 1 heading". For DSSSL, James Clark
added a characteristic in Jade called "heading-level" for this purpose 
(to allow Word to do outlining, actually). I wonder if the XSL FO
group would consider allowing this in some way?

No, this is not a theoretical question at all. It gets asked for
fairly often in the Jade world.

Possibly I have missed something in XSL FO I can hang my clue onto?


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