Re: Subtotals by page
You haven't said what medium you are using for the final format. if you are writing to html then (presumably) you are paginating within the xslt (eg every 5 items) so could subtotal with the xslt but I suspect that you are writing to some page formatter eg an XSL-FO system. In that case you have some choices: * paginate within the XSLT: this is easy enough if all your items are regular in size. If you have paragraph sized entries so you don't know the vertical size until after typesetting it isn't really feasible. or * don't paginate within xslt jut send a single stream of items to the FO engine. Hide the possible subtotals in fo:markers and pull out the correct subtoal in the static region in the footer (this isn't always feaible, it's easier for running totals weher you want the sum from the beginning of the table to the current page rather than the page total. or * I understand some FO engines have extension elements that let them write data to the filesystem while typesetting. If you have such an extension write infomation about between which items the page breaks occur to an xml file in any format of your choice. After typesetting the "first draft" re-run the xslt but use document() to pull in the page break data so you can then add the page totals and re-typeset. or ... David ________________________________________________________________________ This e-mail has been scanned for all viruses by Star. The service is powered by MessageLabs. For more information on a proactive anti-virus service working around the clock, around the globe, visit: http://www.star.net.uk ________________________________________________________________________
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