Hello All - I am looking into the possibility of using XML to PDF generation (using XSLT to generate FO) for document contains multiple tables and columns. As these tables may span over multiple pages, it is appropriate to have page footers with sub-totals of the page, and in the next page the same may appear as headers. In XSL-FO one can make use of region-before/end to introduce any static text; but, in this context the contents of header/footer (with page totals) can never be static! just to make it clear: If N rows of data to be displayed, X rows appear in page P, and Y rows appear in page Q -- depending upon the device context (such as page-size, font). Page P must contain sub-total for X rows, and page Q must begin with total of page X. Even if it is nothing to do with page-totals, it is question of providing context-sensitive header/footer. More I think about this problem why is that FO to PDF is a separate transformation; In principle, it is similar to XML/HTML transformation; differing only in the target serializer and event-sync for constructs like report-after/before -- If only XSLT can support rendering to a different target, one could use XPath expressions with access to source document! Is there any way to generate such reporting ? thanks in advance for any advice Bala Bharathan PS: If I were to use XML/scripting on a browser, I could accomplish this by asking the browser about the layout of rendered contents. Then I can decide upon the header/footer. XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list
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