Re: page numbers and fo

Subject: Re: page numbers and fo
From: "Sebastian Rahtz" <sebastian.rahtz@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 5 Jun 2000 20:37:08 +0100 (BST)
Nikolai Grigoriev writes:
 > 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 
at the script level?? can you provide an example of what you have in
mind here? do you imply some sort of two-way conversation between the
application and the FOP/XEP?

 > 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 already?

no :-}

my priorities are (in case anyone is interested)

 * blocks spanning all columns in multicolumn mode
 * better tables
 * non left to right writing
 * (better MathML support, but thats not XSL)

If you have a complete worked example of fo:marker, I'd love to see


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