Re: foo ... bar Re: Q: XML+XSL transforms to a print-ready f
> c) It is intrinsically impossible to write a style specification > language, unless the style engine has communication with > the typesetting engine (as TeX does) [...] > on the whole, I'd agree with c) :-} (taking as my example the case > where a table caption is formatting differently depending on whether > or not it fits on one line, which needs access to the typeset result) I gave another example in Montreal. A couple of my topics didn't fit on single slides so I had to repeat the heading on a new slide with (cont'd) afterwards. I don't think it would be *impossible* to support something like this (ie my example) in XSL. My initial thinking is that this is just a twist on running headers with the *first* instance of a particular header differing in appearance from all others. Again, the difficulty would be in coming up with a nice, consistent, generalised expression for the XSL spec. Implementing it wouldn't be that hard. (I could do it in a day in FOP, but I'd probably change my mind about the markup a number of times :-) James XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list
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