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Re: Fwd: Re: [XSL-FO] Re: pagination

From: G. Ken Holman <gkholman@CraneSoftwrights.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2003 12:29:18 -0400
Message-Id: <5.2.0.9.0.20030722121843.037eba30@pop.storm.ca>
To: Paul Grosso <pgrosso@arbortext.com>, XSL Editors <xsl-editors@w3.org>

At 2003-07-22 10:37 -0500, Paul Grosso wrote:
>As you point out, the parity of the page number is tied
>to the parity of the page type itself.  This is what makes
>non-participating page numbering difficult and suspect.

I grant there are obstacles to designing an appropriate interface, but I 
did not want the user requirement to go un-noted.

>Specifically, if a page has no page number, is it even
>or odd

As I mentioned to the original poster and to my students two weeks ago, 
there are no left-page/right-page distinctions or page tally distinctions 
in 1.0 that would be required, only page number parity distinctions.

>and what do you do with a page-number-citation to it?

I would think that a page that does not participate would have a choice of 
being the same page number as the last page that did participate, or one 
plus the page number of the last page that participated.

However, I don't always think of all of the nuances and would leave it to 
others to propose ways of meeting real-world publishing requirements.  I'll 
do my best to identify what my students see as requirements for future 
revisions.

Thanks, Paul, for taking the time to comment!

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


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