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

Subject: Re: [xsl] fo and last page number ....
From: Klaas_Bals@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Tue, 15 Feb 2005 13:58:25 +0100
In the XSL-FO 1.1 WD, there is an FO called fo:page-number-citation-last. 
In addition to this, it is also possible to place an id on the fo:root. 
This means that with the combination of both, you should be able to 
achieve what you want, in XSL 1.1 that is. No need to report this.

That said, I'm not aware of implementations that have implemented this in 
a public release.

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"Jordan, Tom" <Tom.Jordan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> 
14/02/2005 17:08
Please respond to


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

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(,
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.

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 possible objections must first be
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