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Re: FW: Defining a font and referencing

From: G. Ken Holman <gkholman@CraneSoftwrights.com>
Date: Mon, 19 May 2003 15:40:29 -0400
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At 2003-05-19 14:55 -0400, Jeremy Nix wrote:
>I want to know if it is possible to define a set of fonts...i.e.:
><fo:font size=... weight=... famil=...>
>and then assign id's to them and reference them in <fo:block 
>font="REFERENCE"> tags throughout an xsl document?

Yes, if you are using XSLT to generate your XSL-FO, because XSLT allows you 
to generate the XSL-FO using constructs along the lines of:

<xsl:attribute-set name="my-font-details">
   <xsl:attribute name="font-family">Arial</xsl:attribute>
   <xsl:attribute name="font-weight">bold</xsl:attribute>
   <xsl:attribute name="font-size">12pt</xsl:attribute>
<block xsl:use-attribute-sets="my-font-details">

But no, if you are looking for such a construct in the FO vocabulary 
itself.  The XSLT technique produces the FO vocabulary in "long form" with 
all of the attributes attached to the <block> element.  There is no 
referencing in the FO vocabulary of elements and attributes.

I hope this helps.

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

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