RE: FO invisible data
Thanks Jack Well perhaps that is my answer. Maybe missing the entire point and that is all I need to do. It's getting late here so I'll try it first thing tomorrow. I was sort of assuming it all had to be in the FO namespace. I'm sort of new to XML and had this project dumped on me as it was in the too-hard-basket for everyone else. Thanks heaps Alan Alan Boldock Senior Analyst Programmer Royal Adelaide Hospital Speed Dial: 1953 Phone: 0411 659 867 Email: aboldock@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx -----Original Message----- From: MrDemeanour [mailto:mrdemeanour@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx] Sent: Thursday, 1 June 2006 4:32 PM To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: Re: FO invisible data Alan Boldock wrote: > Greetings xsl-list > > I am trying to extract some data from a proprietary medical data > system. The system basically generates a FO file that from the system > goes on to be printed/faxed/emailed to many sources. I can grad the > FO file on its way past copy it and do some other processing that I > need to do to it. > > I have access to the XSL file that did generate the FO file and I can > modify it as long as the FO file appears the same when > printed/faxed/emailed. > > However the problem I have is that there is one key piece of data > missing form the FO file that I need. I can insert it into the XSL > file quite easily but when I do it appears on the final output and I > can't have that. > > So my question is: Is there some way to include something like below > but for it to have a property perhaps that makes the formatter ignore > it completely but will still allow me to get to the data in the FO > file? Is there a reason that the material you insert has to be in the fo: namespace? If you were to insert material in some other namespace, then XSL:FO would ignore it, so effectively it would be invisible. But if you insert the material with the fo: prefix, then (a) it has to be valid XSL:FO markup, and (b) XSL:FO is going to process it. I confess I don't understand why you might want to insert XSL:FO markup, but not want it to have any effect on the output. If I knew why you were trying to do this it might help. -- jack.
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