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Re: How do create anchor links in an XSL FO file?

From: G. Ken Holman <gkholman@CraneSoftwrights.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Mar 2003 10:03:28 -0500
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At 2003-03-12 01:53 +0800, The Crystal wrote:
>I havent been able to find a solution to link the listed chapters in my 
>Table of Contents to the specific chapters later on in the book. Is there 
>a way to do so?
>  <fo:flow flow-name="xsl-region-body">
>  <fo:block break-after="page" font-size="19pt">
>     Table of Contents
><fo:block space-after="7pt"></fo:block>
>   <fo:block text-indent="25pt" font-size="11pt" line-height="20pt">
>     <xsl:for-each select="book/chapter">

At this point introduce a link surrounding the title to the generated id 
for the chapter:

<fo:basic-link ref-id="{generate-id(.)}">

>         <xsl:value-of select="title"/>


>     </xsl:for-each>
>   </fo:block>
>   </fo:block>
>         <xsl:apply-templates select="book"/>
>      <xsl:apply-templates select="chapter"/>
>     </fo:flow>

In your template rule for the chapter, create the anchor:

<xsl:template match="chapter">
   <block id="{generate-id(.)}"/>

This resolves the referenced id from the basic link.  Because XSLT's 
generate-id() always produces the same value for the same node in a single 
run of the stylesheet (not between different runs of the stylesheet) you 
can use them at different times in the stylesheet to produce both ends of 
the link.

I hope this helps.

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

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