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master-name property

From: Dave Pawson <daveP@dpawson.freeserve.co.uk>
Date: Sat, 23 Dec 2000 11:01:19 +0000
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The use of the master-name property within
fo:simple-page-master ,  fo:page-sequence-master and fo:page-sequence 
I find very confusing.

Within fo:single-page-master-reference you specify master-name, but
element indicates its a reference, not a 'name' or identifier.
For the previous 3 elements, I'm not sure if each is a reference or
an identifier.

I would find it far more helpful if the property were changed to
clearly indicate to users that the first two are idenfiers,
and in the third case its a reference, perhaps by changing the 
property name to master-name-reference. If this is done, the practice
could be made common by renaming the master-name property in the sub-sequence
elements of page-sequence-master.


  <fo:page-sequence-master master-name="master-sequence">

Then fo:page-sequence would read


Its difficult enough to understand without adding to the complexity
by misleading readers with poorly named properties.

Regards DaveP
Received on Saturday, 23 December 2000 06:02:48 UTC

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