Re: [xep-support] How to count elements on a page

From: G. Ken Holman (
Date: Fri Nov 29 2002 - 11:27:33 PST

At 2002-11-29 10:56 -0800, Mete Kural wrote:
>In our print project, I need to have a footnote for
>every page that shows the count of a certain number of
>elements on that page only. And I need to do this with

Such a function isn't available in the XSL-FO 1.0 definition ... arithmetic
on and assessment of the contents of a page are not available ... all you
can do is extract markers that show up on a page, and even that is
limited. You can extract the dictionary heads, but you cannot count the

>For every page, there will be a
>footnote telling the count of dictionary entries on
>the page. How do I count the number of certain

It would have to be some kind of extension.

I hope this helps.

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

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