Re: [FO req] Auxilary file feature


Index generation is a more common reason for having this feature. If two equal index terms in
the document end up on the same page, the corresponding index entry should mention that
page only once.
Index entries are in fact sorted references to index terms in the document. These references are
translated into page numbers with the page-number-citation element. If nothing additional is
done, the same page number could occur more than once for an index entry. The only way to
avoid that is to post-process the index, feeding it the page positions of the index terms.
Currently, a document writer has to remove index terms manually when the problem occurs.
Whenever the page layout changes for any reason, this exercise has to be repeated.


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Received on Friday, 26 October 2001 10:40:01 UTC