[xsl] An XSL strategy for mixing regular and foldout pages

Subject: [xsl] An XSL strategy for mixing regular and foldout pages
From: Dan Vint <dvint@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 22 Aug 2006 11:49:08 -0700
First I'm wondering how difficult it might be to create a stylesheet that handles normal book size pages, but then can randomly (when an oversized table or figure is found) insert a fold out or extended page. I need to output PDF.

It seems like the page layouts are assigned to a section and I could change a whole section to a new size or layout, but interleaving a larger page seems impossible with that process.

If this is possible, how did you control the triggering of the new page size? I have control of the DTD so I can add elements or attributes where I need to - maybe the trick is just to create a <foldout> element that wraps the normal graphic or table and that becomes my trigger. Is there a better way to do this? My only other thought is to move all the foldouts to the back of the book, but I don't think I have control of the organization of the material itself.

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