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

On Thu, 8 May 2003, Bob Stayton wrote:

> 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.

i just installed that version, and the missing chapter page 
numbers in the ToC are still a problem.  no change there.

> >   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.

*this* problem, however, seems to have been fixed.  so we're making


p.s.  i'm using the CVS maintenance branch of FOP, in case it 

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