[xep-support] Behaviour of 'rx:meta-field name="keywords"'

From: Paul A. Hoadley (paulh@logicsquad.net)
Date: Thu Sep 09 2004 - 23:13:10 PDT

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    I have a (DocBook) document which contains quite a few 'keyword'
    elements. The current DocBook XSL stylesheets collect the text values
    in these elements, and insert them as a comma-separated list into an
    'rx:meta-field name="keywords"' element. No surprises so far.

    In this particular document, there are about twenty keywords. When I
    open the "Document Properties" window on the PDF using Acrobat 6.0.2,
    I get a comma-separated list in the "Keywords" text area, but the list
    is truncated and trails off with "...". There is a scroll bar on the
    right hand side of the text area, but it is not active---this last
    observation makes me wonder whether XEP is inserting a giant
    comma-separated list into a single PDF "keyword" field, when, in fact,
    it should be inserting each keyword into separate fields. I do not
    know whether this is the case, though---I just don't know enough about
    the PDF format itself.

    If the PDF format does allow this, it would seem appropriate to allow
    multiple 'rx:meta-field name="keywords"' elements, and have each
    provide a single keyword for the PDF. (Currently, XEP seems to ignore
    all but the last.) The DocBook XSL stylesheets would need about two
    lines of code altered to conform to this behaviour. If the PDF format
    _doesn't_ allow for this, I wonder why that text field has a scroll
    bar. :-)

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