RE: [xep-support] XEP processing instruction bug?

From: Mark Gabriel <>
Date: Wed Jun 15 2005 - 07:18:20 PDT


On your 1st line you are getting the root element of your FO document, this
will not include any of the processing instructions.
I had a similar problem and was able to get around it by simple putting the
processing instructions inside the root node...


From: []
On Behalf Of Geoff Levner
Sent: 15 June 2005 15:01
Cc: Sylvia Nguyen
Subject: Re: [xep-support] XEP processing instruction bug?

No, I am passing the DOMSource directly to render. Here is the relevant

DOMSource source = new DOMSource(doc.getDocumentElement(), sysId);
FOTarget target = new FOTarget(stream, format);
XEPLogger logger = new XEPLogger();
if (pageAreaHandler == null) {
xep.render(source, target, logger);
} else {
ContentHandler generator = xep.createGenerator(target, logger);
XEPContentHandler myGenerator =
new XEPContentHandler(generator, pageAreaHandler);
xep.render(source, myGenerator, logger);

and here is a sample input document:

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<?xep-pdf-initial-zoom fit?>
<?xep-pdf-crop-offset 72pt 72pt 72pt 72pt?>
<?xep-pdf-bleed 24pt 24pt 24pt 24pt?>
<?xep-pdf-crop-mark-width 1pt?>
<fo:root xmlns:fo=""
<rx:meta-info id="meta-info">
<rx:meta-field id="meta1" name="title" value="This is a test"/>
<rx:meta-field id="meta2" name="author" value="John Doe"/>
<fo:layout-master-set id="layout">
<fo:simple-page-master id="simple" master-name="only"
page-width="595pt" page-height="842pt">
<fo:region-body id="body"
background-color="rgb-icc(255, 255, 255, #SpotColor,'PANTONE 229 C',1)"
column-count="2" column-gap="0.5in" margin="1in"/>
<fo:page-sequence id="pages" master-reference="only">
<fo:flow id="flow" flow-name="xsl-region-body">
<fo:block-container id="block1" position="absolute"
left="-34pt" top="34pt" width="527pt" height="100pt"
background-color="rgb-icc(255, 255, 255, #SpotColor,'PANTONE 540 C',1)"
<fo:block-container id="block2" position="absolute" top="30pt">
<fo:block id="block3"
font-family="Helvetica" color="#FFFFFF" text-align="left"
font-size="30pt" line-height="30pt">
Why don't you take this nice car for a drive and then buy
it. Please. The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.
<fo:block-container id="block4" position="absolute"
left="34pt" top="100pt" width="527pt" height="774pt"
<fo:block-container id="block5" position="absolute" top="30pt">
<fo:block id="block6" font-family="Helvetica" color="#FFFFFF"
text-align="justify" font-size="24pt" line-height="72pt"
Lorem ipsum ades dolor sit consec atetuer adipiscing elit, sed
diam nonummy nibh euismod tincidunt ut laoreet dolore magna
aliquam erat volutpat. Ut wisi enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud
exerci tation ullamcorper suscipit lobortis nisl ut aliquip ex ea
commodo consequat. Duis autem vel eum iriure dolor in hendrerit in
vulputate velit esse molestie consequat, vel illum dolore eu
feugiat nulla facilisis at vero eros et accumsan et iusto odio
dignissim qui blandit praesent luptatum enim ad minim veniam, quis
nostrud exerci tation ullamcorper suscipit lobortis nisl utzzril
<fo:block-container id="block7" position="absolute"
left="34pt" top="34pt" width="527pt" height="774pt"


On 15 Jun 2005, at 13:02, Alexander Peshkov wrote:
Hello Geoff,

Processing instructions works fine in XEP then DOMSource is passed to
the render method - I've just rechecked it. So it looks like a problem
with your code. Note that if you feed your DOM object to XSLT
transformer (not to the 'render' method of Formatter, but to 'transform'
method of FOTransformer) when PIs will be consumed by XSLT engine, not
Still if you post here a relevant code snippet of your Java source and
input document itself someone may came up with a good suggestion.

Best regards,
Alexander Peshkov

GL> We have a document in which we use XEP processing instructions to
GL> specify bleed values and crop marks. When we feed it to XEP on the
GL> command line (OS X), everything works fine. But when our Java
GL> application feeds it to XEP programatically as a DOMSource, the
GL> processing instructions are ignored.

GL> Just before rendering the document, I traverse the DOM to verify that
GL> the processing instructions are there, so I am certain they are.

GL> Is it possible that XEP ignores processing instructions when render()
GL> is passed a DOMSource? If not, is there something we might be doing
GL> wrong?

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