Re: [xep-support] column index in rx:flow-section

From: G. Ken Holman (
Date: Wed Apr 09 2003 - 03:42:23 PDT

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    At 2003-04-09 10:47 +0100, Thonger, Ewan wrote:
    >When using an rx:flow-section, is there any XSLT variable or function
    >available to determine when a new column has been started? Failing that, is
    >there any variable or function to return the current column?

    XSLT happens long before XSL-FO happens. The XSL architecture specifies
    transformation to be arms-length from formatting. Transformation cannot
    act on the result of formatting in XSL-FO. The relationship between
    transformation and formatting burdens the transformation process with
    providing contingencies from which the formatter chooses based on the
    situation in which it finds itself. This revelation was important to
    another quester on another XSL-FO list yesterday.

    I hope this helps, though I concede it isn't what you are looking for.

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

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