Re: [xsl] RE: Seperating Heading from Content

Subject: Re: [xsl] RE: Seperating Heading from Content
From: "G. Ken Holman" <gkholman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 08 Nov 2011 12:02:11 -0500
At 2011-11-08 11:54 -0500, Wendell Piez wrote:
Just to clarify: the mechanism Ken described will give you your heading on every page, until a new heading replaces it (on every page).

Actually, Wendell, no it won't in my posted example. I would have attached my test PDF showing no heading on the second and subsequent pages of each virtual section, but I know attachments are verbotten on this list.

It wasn't clear to me from your original description whether you wanted your h2 to appear on every page, or only on the first page of the section, occupying a reserved space.

I understood his requirement to only show the H2 on the first of the pages, with subsequent pages starting at the same height of the page as the text of the page with the H2 content.

Come to think of it, I wonder if you couldn't fake this by placing an empty marker directly after each marker generated for an h2.


At 2011-11-07 13:28 -0500, I wrote:
In order to suppress the marker from subsequent pages of content of the same H2, you immediately define the marker to be empty after defining the marker to have content.

At 2011-11-08 11:54 -0500, Wendell Piez wrote:
I can think of a few people who could speak to this better (including Ken).

You'll see this fragment in my posted code:

      <!--empty the header for any page breaks before the next header-->
      <block><marker marker-class-name="h2"/></block>

Yet at the same time (if this is the case), it seems that the "correct" solution would be to use a new page sequence for every section, with a special geometry on the first page. Unfortunately, in your case this would seem to present an overlap problem, since your sections do not (do they?) have natural wrappers in the source document, which would map to page-sequence elements in the FO. Yet at the same time, XSLT 2.0 offers solutions to this.

I avoided talking about separate page sequences for this very reason of having to go into xsl:for-each-group with the starting-with= strategy.

If you want your heading to appear on every page until a new header replaces it, that's what FO markers are for.

Unless the marker is strategically emptied out.

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

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