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Definition of fo:page-number-citation

From: Martin Bryan <mtbryan@sgml.u-net.com>
Date: Thu, 6 May 1999 16:46:12 +0100
Message-ID: <000301be97e4$ad4265a0$0fc866c3@sgml.u-net.com>
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I am concerned about the term "first area resulting from this item" in
'The "ref-id" property is used to locate the item being referenced. The
page-number of the page containing the first area resulting from this item
is then acquired as an unstyled text string and the character-level
properties are applied to that string in the same manner as for
fo:character-string.'

This seems to be dependent on what is being referenced. Say I assign an ID
to the title of a chapter, etc. Say I translate this object so that it
becomes an entry in the contents list and an entry in the chapter body. When
I do a citation ref I want it to point to the object in the body, not the
one in the contents list. Now my question is "What is 'this item' in this
context. Is it a) the ID of the source document object b) an ID manually
generated during transformation of the source tree to the fo tree c) an
automatically assigned ID that is given to the first transformation that
takes place or d) the id assigned to a page-number fo that is created
automatically when a page number is instantiated as part of the page number
an object in the flow associated with the body area?"

Thoughts would be welcomed. I know what you are trying to achieve. Its ID
management I am worried about. You cannot point to the ID of a specific
page-number fo as this can only be defined automagically. When would the
page-number be assigned to the source/result tree object? What happens if I
want to reference something in one of the side-bars? Needs a bit more
explanation I feel.

Martin Bryan
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