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Re: Suspending page numbering

From: G. Ken Holman <gkholman@CraneSoftwrights.com>
Date: Thu, 14 Nov 2002 07:45:19 -0500
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At 2002-11-13 15:40 -0500, Gupta, Deepak wrote:
>I do not believe there is any technical reason why the FO spec could not 
>be updated to provide the functionality via, for example a property such as :-
><fo:page-sequence master-name="title" page-count="suspend">
><fo:page-sequence master-name="section" page-count="resume">
>Please let me know if this would not be technically feasible & if not why ?

Hey, anything is possible ... it is just a simple matter of software.

Requirements for chartering a new effort for XSL-FO 2.0 will be gladly and 
appreciatively received by the XSL Working Group at xsl-editors@w3.org (I'm 
not a member myself) ... they need to know what people need in order to 
propose a shopping list of features for the next version.  When weighing 
all that is wanted with the objectives and schedules for development, they 
will be able to determine what is feasible for the next version.

Your (everybody's!) input is needed for the process.

>If you could reference the answer to the source of FOP, all the better :-)

I'm not involved at all with FOP either ... vendor extensions are a way of 
getting around waiting for the XSL committee to finalize new functionality, 
but taking advantage of extensions kills the benefit of tool 
independence.  You might propose such an extension to the team for them to 

I hope this helps.

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

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