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Re: Missing feature in XSL 1.1

From: David Tolpin <dvd@davidashen.net>
Date: Sat, 20 Dec 2003 18:51:59 +0400 (AMT)
Message-Id: <200312201451.hBKEpxQv057640@adat.davidashen.net>
To: xsl-editors@w3.org

> Hello,
> 
> I just finished reading new XSL 1.1 requirements material. It contains 
> many really needed extensions, but I'm missing one very important one.
> 
> Even XSL 1.1 is not able (AFAIK) to solve quite simple task -- to place 
> floated images on the outer side of page. In fact this can be solved by 

I agree that it is an omission.

> quite easy extensions. Suppose that XSL-FO would have facility for 
> creating auxiliary XML document. You will be able to add elements to 
> this document by some FO like
> 
> <fo:pin class="image" id="p023"/>
> 
> This instruction will expand to element which content will be actual 
> page number (e.g. 42):
> 
> <pin class="image" id="p023>42</pin>
> 

Why not just add "inside" and "outside" values to attribute "float"?
It is already done as an extension in RenderX XEP, and work quite well.

David Tolpin
http://davidashen.net/
Received on Saturday, 20 December 2003 09:53:13 GMT

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