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Re: Access Margin Settings

Subject: Re: Access Margin Settings
From: "Rhodri Davies" <rod@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 6 May 2004 16:56:38 +0100
access margin
Hi Elliot

I was refering to the FO context which you mention below.

Thanks for your response.

Rhodri Davies

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Eliot Kimber" <ekimber@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, May 06, 2004 4:28 PM
Subject: Re:  Access Margin Settings

> Rhodri Davies wrote:
> >  Hi
> >
> >  Can anyone please tell me how you can access in the flow of a xsl
> >  the margin settings of the page being currently rendered
> It's not clear what you mean by "access"--do you mean in the XSLT
> processing context or as expressions used in FO property values?
> If you mean in the XSLT context, use global variables to hold all the
> page geometry values and then use those in your layout masters and
> wherever else you need them. The Docbook FO-generation XSLTs have a
> pretty good example of this type of parameterization.
> If you mean in the FO context through expressions, I'm not sure you can,
> although it's nothing I've ever tried to do. See section 5.10.4 Property
> Value Functions in the FO spec. For example, inherited-property-value()
> might get you the margins on the page, but it might not. The
> complicating factor is that layout masters are not part of the direct
> ancestry of fo:page-sequence, but are used by reference from page
> sequences, so I'm not sure what the expected behavior would be in that
> Cheers,
> Eliot
> -- 
> W. Eliot Kimber
> Professional Services
> Innodata Isogen
> 9030 Research Blvd, #410
> Austin, TX 78758
> (512) 372-8122
> eliot@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> www.innodata-isogen.com

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