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Re: Links to an external PDF file from XSL FO

From: Kenbla <kenneth_bladh@hotmail.com>
Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2011 07:18:01 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <32717679.post@talk.nabble.com>
To: www-xsl-fo@w3.org

Thanks a lot for your reply!
Now I have another question! I need to create the content of the
"External-destination" programmatically with information from my XML file! I
want to concatenate a couple of node values and some hardocded values as
well. Is that possible? I want it to look something like this:
external-destination=Concat(nodevalue1, nodevalue2, '.pdf')
but this doesn't work. How do I achieve what I want?
Thanks!
/Kenbla

G. Ken Holman wrote:
> 
> At 2011-10-20 23:18 -0700, Kenbla wrote:
>>Hello, I'm creating a PDF file using XSL FO, this PDF file contains links
to
>>other PDF files. I have used a basic-link and external-destination command
>>from XSL FO but I can't get it to work!
>>It works fine as long as the linked PDF file is in the same folder as the
>>XSL FO created PDF file! This is not the case though, the PDF files I try
to
>>link to (open) exists on a different server. Let's call it:
>>DBX\PRODUCTION\MyPDFfile.pdf.
>>How do I link to that specific server and file?
> 
> By pointing to it precisely.  I suspect you do not have a correct URI 
> that points to your file.
> 
> The following creates a PDF that points to a file on a different 
> server and creating a PDF opens just fine in a browser window (attached):
> 
> <?xml version="1.0" encoding="US-ASCII"?><!--kenbla.fo-->
> <root xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Format"
>        font-family="Times" font-size="20pt">
> 
>    <layout-master-set>
>      <simple-page-master master-name="frame"
>                          page-height="297mm" page-width="210mm"
>                          margin-top="15mm" margin-bottom="15mm"
>                          margin-left="15mm" margin-right="15mm">
>        <region-body region-name="frame-body"/>
>      </simple-page-master>
>    </layout-master-set>
> 
>    <page-sequence master-reference="frame">
>      <flow flow-name="frame-body">
>        <block>
>          Click <basic-link 
> external-destination='url("http://docs.oasis-open.org/ubl/os-UBL-2.0/UBL-2.0.pdf")' 
> text-decoration="underline">here</basic-link>
>        </block>
>      </flow>
>    </page-sequence>
> </root>
> 
>>I have tried a number of ways but the file doesn't open!
> 
> Addressing a file in your local system will open the file in the PDF 
> reader.  Pointing to the file using http:// will open the file in the 
> PDF reader in a browser window.
> 
>>Any help is greatly appreciated.
> 
> I hope the above helps.
> 
> . . . . . . . . . Ken 
>  
> 
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