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Re: FO: Requirements from Recent Customers/Prospects

From: Werner Donné <werner.donne@re.be>
Date: Mon, 23 Sep 2002 10:49:31 +0200
Message-ID: <3D8ED59B.2040007@re.be>
To: eliot@isogen.com
CC: xsl-editors@w3.org


 > In addition to the composition-related requirements outlined below, we
 > also have a general requirement for getting feedback from the pagination
 > stage back to the initial FO generation stage--if there was a standard
 > way to do this we could develop, for example, multi-pass processes that
 > could be conditioned on page layout results in a way that FO processes
 > cannot be today except through proprietary extensions. It would also
 > enable the development of, for example, loose-leaf publishing solutions.
 > It might be as simple as standardizing the serialized representation of
 > area trees or it might require the definition of some sort of
 > input-structure to result page mapping format.

Regarding this I have made a proposition in

 > - Collapsing of sequences of page number citations to unique numbers
 > (same requirement submitted by David Pawson). Both XSL Formatter and XEP
 > provide extensions to do this now and the lack of it is the only barrier
 > to automatically producing back-of-the-book indexes with FO. Note that
 > this has to work even if each page-number-citation is contained within a
 > basic-link (the normal practice for generating linked PDFs).

An additional post applies it to the collapsing page number citation sequences,
provided a "native" solution is not available.


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