[xsl] RE: Using symbols for footnotes

Subject: [xsl] RE: Using symbols for footnotes
From: "Wei, Alice J." <ajwei@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 28 Jan 2008 09:37:14 -0500

  There is one simple thing you could do by marking the bullet points instead
of number, use what you have here.
   You don't even have to use XSL for this, if I am suspecting you are
exporting it to HTML first.

   You can just use something like

  <xsl:template match = "/" >
               <xsl:variable name = "footnote" >*</xsl:variable>
                <xsl:variable name="text"><xsl:vaue-of
               <xsl:value-of select = "concat($footnote, '  ', $text" />

However, without your input and output, I am not sure if this is the way you
really wanted it.

I hope what I have here helps.
Alice Wei
MIS 2008
School of Library and Information Science
Indiana University Bloomington
From: Cindy Hunt [Cindy.Hunt@xxxxxxx]
Sent: Monday, January 28, 2008 9:28 AM
To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [xsl] Using symbols for footnotes


I have a requirement to use symbols (*, **, ***, dagger, double-dagger)
to represent footnotes. I know <xsl:number> does not support this
format. Has anyone had a successful method for getting this done? I am
using Saxon for my XSL transform.

I am using Antenna House for my FO formatting and another requirement I
have is to restart numbering on each page - they have an extension that
does this well. I am not sure that something I come up with for the
footnote symbols will mesh well with these extensions. So if you are
doing this with using Antenna House extensions, I am particularly

Thanks for any advice,
Cindy Hunt

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