Re: page numbers and fo

Subject: Re: page numbers and fo
From: "Nikolai Grigoriev" <grig@xxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 5 Jun 2000 20:27:21 +0400

> um, whats distinctive about native-mode formatters in this context?
> any formatter worth its salt will tell you as it builds pages.

Sorry for poor expression. I meant that in FOP and XEP, there is a
straightforward way of getting the number of pages formatted. As far as I
remember, PassiveTeX does not do pagination itself, delegating it to TeX;
therefore, reporting the number of pages depends on the underlying pdftex
machinery, which may or may not provide the correspondent interface at the
script level - I simply don't know, and therefore avoid making assumptions.

> your example depresses me, because I realize that I do not allow for
> falling through a sequence of sub masters in a
> page-sequence-master. ah well.

It is only one of possible solutions; I have another one that uses
fo:marker/fo:retrieve-marker; but it's a lot clumsier. Do you support markers

Nikolai Grigoriev

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