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Subject: Re: [docbook-apps] page numbers and headers erratically come and go

On Thu, May 08, 2003 at 04:17:29PM -0400, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
>   ok, now that i'm past the Q/A obstacle, here's the next puzzler.
> my docbook file is still simple, a number of chapters with anywhere
> from one to five sections per chapter -- pretty trivial.  (and it's
> not clear whether this is a DB transform problem, or a FOP problem,
> i'm still trying to nail that down.)
>   first, everything in the ToC looks good, except that the page
> numbers are missing on the chapter entries.  they're all there on
> the internal section entries, just totally missing for the
> chapter lines themselves.

This is fixed in the forthcoming version 1.61.
>   second, and a little weirder, each chapter starts on a
> new page, as does each section.  for the opening chapter
> page, and the next two pages in the chapter, there is both
> the appropriate header (chapter title) at the top of the
> page, and the page number at the bottom.
>   suddenly, if there are more pages in the chapter, all
> subsequent pages in that chapter are missing their header title
> and footer page number.  (it's clear those pages are still
> being numbered since the next chapter starts on the correct
> page, and those sections *are* listed in the ToC with the
> correct page number.)   it's just that, from the third page
> of each chapter on, both the header and footer stuff vanishes.
>   again, it's hard to tell at what stage this is getting
> messed up, so it might be FOP.  i'm still trying to track
> that down, but again, i'm open to suggestions.

Hard to tell.  What version of FOP?
Also, this might be better in the forthcoming release.


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