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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
Received on Saturday, 20 December 2003 09:53:13 UTC

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