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From Thomas Emmel <em...@abaqus.de>
Subject Re: comment-lines from html to xml to fo...
Date Wed, 14 Mar 2007 08:25:02 GMT
Ross,

Thanks for the answer but unfortunately it doesn't work :-(
The signs are still there.
And yes I bother with comments since I see them in acroread, I did not 
mean the pdf-file as source...

Any other idea?

Thomas

Ross Gardler wrote:
> Thomas Emmel wrote:
>> Hi,
>>
>> Can someone explain to me why I always get these '<!-- -->' strings 
>> times the number of meta-info in my original html-document???
>>
>> I think this was asked before but I cannot find any point to start in 
>> the mailing-lists.
>>
>> I start with a normal html-document which contains for several reasons 
>> some meta-information in its head like this
>>
>> <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN">
>> <html>
>> <head>
>> <title>Some title...</title>
>> <meta content="TE" name="author">
>> <meta content="2.4.1" name="chapter">
>> <link rel="stylesheet" href="../my.css" type="text/css">
>> </head>
>> <body>
>> ....
>>
>> I cannot remove these meta-lines since they are needed to pass extra 
>> info to forrest...
>> .xml from html-to-document.xsl will look like this:
>>
>> <document>
>> <header>
>> <title>Some title...</title>
>> <!-- <meta name="author" content="TE"/> -->
>> <!-- <meta name="chapter" content="2.4.1"/> -->
>> <link type="text/css" href="../my.css" rel="stylesheet"/>
>> </header>
>> <body>
>> ...
>>
>> now .fo and hence .pdf will have this content:
>>
>> <fo:flow flow-name="xsl-region-body">
>> <fo:block id="N101B3" font-weight="bold" font-size="24pt" 
>> padding-after="24pt" padding-before="24pt">Some title...</fo:block>
>> <fo:block padding-after="18pt" padding-before="18pt" text-align="left">
>>  <!--  -->  <!--  -->
>> <fo:basic-link external-destination="../my.css" 
>> text-decoration="underline" color="#0F3660"/>
>> <fo:block width="7.5in" text-align="justify" space-before="5pt" 
>> space-after="5pt" font-weight="bold" font-size="14pt" 
>> font-family="serif">Table of contents</fo:block>
>> ...
>>
>>
>> However "<!-- -->" is realy visible in the pdf and that is annoying.
>> How can I avoid that and force fo to strip those comment-sign.
>>
>> I use 0.8dev, slightly modified with an own skin and xsl-files.
>>
>> Thanks very much in advance
> 
> You appear to have uncovered a bug.
> 
> I'm not sure why the meta tags are left in the xdoc format. Perhaps a 
> debugging remnant. I suspect it would be safe to remove the relevant XSL 
> that produces these comments.
> 
> However, as you correctly surmise this is not the actual cause. The real 
> problem lies in the *.fo generation from document-to-fo.xsl (in the 
> common skin since the one in pelt just imports the common one).
> 
> In here the offending template is:
> 
>       <fo:block
>         text-align="{$text-align}"
>         padding-before="18pt"
>         padding-after="18pt">
>         <xsl:apply-templates/>
>       </fo:block>
> 
> Just why it is causing the comment blocks to appear with no content I 
> cannot explain.
> 
> My suggestion would be to add a template to strip the comments out. 
> After all, *.fo and *.pdf are not meant as human readable formats, so 
> why bother with comments.
> 
> Try adding the following template to the end of document-to-fo.xsl:
> 
> <xsl:template match="comment()"/>
> 
> Please be sure to let us know if it works, I'll run the fix past the 
> devs to see if there are any side-effects I've not considered and if I 
> get the OK I'll commit the change to SVN.
> 
> Ross
> 
> 


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