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Re: Total number of pages with XSL-FO (retry)

Subject: Re: Total number of pages with XSL-FO (retry)
From: "G. Ken Holman" <gkholman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 14 Apr 2005 20:49:57 -0400
fo wrapper id
(sorry, trying again this time with complete sentences mentioning the referenced sections of the standard ... not sure what happened last time around in my haste)

At 2005-04-14 21:06 +0200, Jirka Kosek wrote:
Nadia.Swaby@xxxxxx wrote:

I was going to try <fo:wrapper id="last-page"/> after all the contents of
the document.  Unfortunately, our Antennahouse server just went nuts (using

AFAIK XSL Formatter doesn't support references to fo:wrapper. You must use fo:inline or fo:block to place named anchor into document. This behaviour of XSL Formatter is deviation from XSL Spec.

I disagree. I think the behaviour of a formatter adding an id to the area tree for a <wrapper> element is a deviation from the XSL specification.


In the definition of 6.6.11 fo:page-number-citation regarding ref-id= it states the reference is to "the first normal area returned by the formatting object with an id trait matching the ref-id trait".

In the definition of 6.11.2 fo:wrapper it states "The fo:wrapper formatting object does not generate any areas."

Therefore, an empty wrapper adds nothing to the area tree and ref-id= has nothing to point to.

I think the behaviour witnessed is exactly as specified.

I hope this helps.

. . . . . . . . . . . . Ken


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