[xsl] fo and last page number ....

Subject: [xsl] fo and last page number ....
From: "Jordan, Tom" <Tom.Jordan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2005 10:08:13 -0600
In pursuit of a robust last page marker.

Now I know that the recommended way is to place
an empty block at the end of an XSL-FO document
and then reference it with a
<fo:page-number-citation ref-id='lastpage'/>

Yet, when you are producing a document that will
then be edited later in the application workflow,
this leaves something desired.

For example, using nfor(http://www.sf.net/projects/nfor),
to producing an RTF document that will be edited via
some RTF editor like Word/Open Office.  When the
user adds additional text to the end of the doc,
they will be actually adding text after the
bookmark used to identify the lastpage; thus
the total number of pages will be inaccurate from
this point on in the workflow.

Since Word/OpenOffice and others generally have
a documents information fields available, why not
provide a way to access this information in XSL-FO
or provide a simple node for the last page.

<fo:page-number-last/> to complement <fo:page-number/>


<fo:doc-prop prop-name='numpages'/>

Where would I propose something like this to the
standard's committee?

-- Tom.

"Nothing will ever be attempted, if all
 possible objections must first be
 overcome." - Samuel Johnson 

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