From: W. Eliot Kimber (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu Mar 27 2003 - 05:51:50 PST
Paul A. Hoadley wrote:
> I don't see how I can integrate this with the rx:key and rx:page-index
> extensions -- putting an rx:key in the text at the start and end of
> the range will just generate two single page references in the
This is a limitation of the XEP indexing extensions--you have no control
over which sequences of page numbers will result in ranges.
I have a problem with this design because it will not satisfy the
requirements of documents that explicitly set ranges, where the indexers
have gone to great lengths to fine tune the indexes, and it will not
satisfy the requirements of documents that do not use ranges at all.
That is, there may be an important distinction between 1, 2 and 1-2,
with the first indicating that two different and distinct mentions of
the index term happen to occur on adjacent pages, while the second
indicates a single page-spaning mention.
Without more sophisticated index-specific markup at the FO level, the
only complete solution I can see to the index problem is Ken's approach,
which gives you full control over the final index.
XSL Formatter's extension, which simply allows you to collapse duplicate
page numbers within a sequence of page-number-citation elements is OK
but doesn't provide an obvious way to manage page ranges (although it
might be possible--it hasn't yet been a requirement for me) and it
doesn't provide a way to protect "primary" page numbers from elimination.
I think that the indexing requirements could be satisfied by applying my
proposed "side file" extensions to do what Ken's approach currently does
by putting data into the generated PDF--it would eliminate the PDF
extraction step but would still require two XSLT passes. (See the exslfo
mailing list archives, maintained at exslfo.sourceforge.net)
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