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From Chris Bowditch <bowditch_ch...@hotmail.com>
Subject Re: DO NOT REPLY [Bug 39118] - [PATCH] Handling of page-number-citation-last
Date Wed, 26 Apr 2006 09:53:59 GMT
bugzilla@apache.org wrote:

Hi Jeremias,

can you clarify some of the comments you made on this. It's not 100% 
clear to me.

<snip/>

> ------- Additional Comments From jeremias@apache.org  2006-04-23 09:41 -------
> Pierre-Henri, I've applied your patch with modifications. See:
> http://svn.apache.org/viewcvs?rev=396243&view=rev
> 
> Thanks a lot for that and sorry for the delay.
> 
> I found a remaining problem with your patch. When a formatting object spans
> multiple pages, forward references are not properly resolved. You can see that
> in the *_basic.xml test case which I've modified and disabled. It looks like you
> didn't entirely get my hint last time. The problem is that addAreas() can be
> called multiple times. An example: If a block spans multiple pages, it is called
> once for each page it generates area for. Since you notify the AreaTreeHandler
> after each call to addAreas (and not only after the last) a forward reference
> gets the wrong page number (i.e. the one of the first area). Determining the
> last call to addAreas for a formatting objects might be a little tricky, however.

Are you saying that forward references using page-number-citation is 
broken when the Area being referenced spans multiple pages?

> 
> Furthermore, you've only addressed block-level formatting objects and
> page-sequence for ID processing, but some of the inline-level formatting objects
> can similarly span multiple pages (like fo:inline for example). I don't think
> this is critical since you might rarely refer to an inline-level ID with
> page-number-citation-last. The most important use case is certainly referring to
> an ID from page-sequence to achieve reliable "page x of y" without the "empty
> block with ID" hack we've used until today.

I don't understand what you mean by reference an inline-level ID with 
page-number-citation-last? Surely page-number-citation-last does not 
reference an ID, merely return the last page number in the document. So 
do you mean reference an inline level id with page-number-citation?

> 
> I'm leaving the issue open for now.
> 

Is it worth raising a separate bug for this, so this issue can be 
tracked more easily?

Chris



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