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Re: Newbie: Unknown Formatting object

From: G. Ken Holman <gkholman@CraneSoftwrights.com>
Date: Thu, 21 Mar 2002 11:19:12 -0500
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At 2002-03-21 12:45 -0300, Esteban Gonzalez wrote:
>Im trying to give my first steps with XSL:FO...
>The thing is.. im having trouble compiling my first XSL template..
>the error i get is this one
>
>[INFO]: building formatting object tree
>[ERROR]: Unknown formatting object
>http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Format^sequence-specification
>[ERROR]: Unknown formatting object
>http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Format^sequence-specifier-single
>
>Any ideas of what could it be?

Yes ... neither of those are formatting objects.

>These are the first lines of my xsl file..
><?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
>
><xsl:stylesheet xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform"
>xmlns:fo="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Format"
>
>version="1.0">

That is quite acceptable for your stylesheet.

I'm not sure where you got "sequence-specification" or 
"sequence-specifier-single" from, but it certainly was not from 
http://www.w3.org/TR/2001/REC-xsl-20011015/ ... perhaps you are looking at 
an ancient draft?

There is also a summary of formatting objects in our electronic publication 
(and freely-downloadable preview excerpt) that is hyperlinked to the XSLFO 
Recommendation document (see the Book Sales link at the top of our home 
page noted below):

   Practical Formatting Using XSLFO
   (Extensible Stylesheet Language Formatting Objects)
   First Edition - 2001-12-05 - ISBN 1-894049-07-1
   Copyright (c) 2001 Crane Softwrights Ltd.
   / 341 Pages / Subscription price includes free updates,
   /           / soft-copy of all included examples, and an
   /           / accessible rendition and 10 PDF renditions.
   /           / Free 179-page download preview excerpt.

And an excerpt of the excerpt was published yesterday on XML.com at:

   http://www.xml.com/pub/a/2002/03/20/xsl-fo.html

and will be the listed in the "What is ..." list of Essentials in the 
marginalia.

I hope this helps.

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


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