Re: [xep-support] column-count and column-number

From: G. Ken Holman <>
Date: Wed Aug 22 2007 - 05:29:30 PDT

At 2007-08-22 12:23 +0200, Mati Hadi wrote:
>I use column-count="2" in fo:region-body to produce a
>pdf with two columns.
>I wonder if there is a way to know when the next
>column begin in the current page or to know if a
>special paragraph is in the first or in the second

Such queries are not possible in XSL-FO. XSL-FO is processed at a
distance from XSLT. There is no feedback loop to communicate
formatting position or information back to the transformation process.

If you describe your layout objective instead of describing a
particular functionality then perhaps someone on the board can
suggest an XSL-FO-based approach to achieve your layout objective.

I hope this helps.

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

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