Re: [xep-support] the order of the conditional-page-master-reference

From: Marc (
Date: Mon Mar 29 2004 - 22:09:18 PST

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    Thank you very much for answer, that right that I read the Spec as a stylesheet writer and not like a implementer, I will reread the french translation to see if it's so explicit but I think so because the translator method and people are very good.
    This helps me very well.

    On Mon, 29 Mar 2004 13:03:36 -0500, you wrote:

    >At 2004-03-29 19:28 +0200, you wrote:
    >>Thanks a lot for this answer, I don't read anything about this in the
    >>specification, but it's really comprehensible.
    >It is explicit in the specification by the statements that an unspecified
    >condition tests true for that condition and the first condition where all
    >tests are true is the first one that is used.
    >I can certainly understand one might construe from instinct that a "more
    >specific set of tests" as being more important, but 6.4.10 clearly talks
    >about "tested in order from the beginning of the sequence of children".
    >6.4.11 states "the initial value of all the properties makes the
    >corresponding sub-condition true, this really means that the subset of
    >traits that are derived from properties with specified values must make the
    >corresponding sub-condition true."
    >The documentation in my book and my succinct answer to your question comes
    >from boiling down the main points above from the Rec.
    >Which is why I wrote a book! :{)} Remember that the Recommendation was
    >written for XSL-FO engine implementers, not for stylesheet writers.
    >I hope this helps.
    >...................... Ken

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