Re: [xsl] How to apply different page master

Subject: Re: [xsl] How to apply different page master
From: "Arun Sinha" <arunsinha666@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 08 Feb 2005 13:04:03 +0000
Thanks a lot Ken.

The solution does work.

But there is a problem.

If there are 2 chapters, each consisting of 3 pages then it is printing
7 pages. The 4th one is being printed as blank.

I have removed the page break and there is no forced page break in the code.

Any idea?


From: "G. Ken Holman" <gkholman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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Subject: Re: [xsl] How to apply different page master
Date: Tue, 08 Feb 2005 07:39:42 -0500

At 2005-02-08 12:13 +0000, Arun Sinha wrote:
For each chapter I need to print different heading as chapter title and restart the page
numbering for starting from 1.

The number of chapters are not known.

I tried setting the following page sequence :-

           page-height  ="297mm"
          page-width   ="210mm"
          margin-left  ="2mm"
          margin-right ="2mm">
        <fo:region-body margin-top="100mm" margin-bottom="5mm" />
        <fo:region-before extent="99mm"/>
         <fo:region-after extent="4mm"/>

<fo:page-sequence-master master-name="chapter">
<xsl:for-each select="/document/chapter">
<fo:repeatable-page-master-reference master-reference="document" />

The above is not necessary ... you need only specify page-sequence-master if you have changing page region geometry or perimeter region content. Since you have but one page master, you can simply point to it.

   <fo:flow flow-name="xsl-region-body">
        <fo:block break-before="page" />

But it doesn't work. It is printing only one page even if there is a break specified.

A page-sequence begins a new page. In your block you are specifying "this block must begin a new page" ... that condition is satisfied, so there is no blank page. Specifying break-before= is specifying a condition to be met, not a command to be executed.

Is it the right way to apply different page sequence for different chapter?

You don't give a lot of context, but working from the root node you need only do:

  <xsl:for-each select="/document/chapter">
    <fo:page-sequence master-reference="document" initial-page-number="1">
      <fo:static-content flow-name="xsl-region-before">...
      <fo:static-content flow-name="xsl-region-after">...
      <fo:flow flow-name="xsl-region-body">

I hope this helps.

............................. Ken

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