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Subject: RE: [docbook-apps] Running heads question for XSL:FO

Hi Bob,

  Thanks for your response! Actually, I have looked at your site, and I even have your book on my wish list for Christmas.  : )
The information has been tremendously helpful!
  But here's my problem.  I've altered the header.content template such that the "titleabbrev.markup" part is for $position = 'left', the draft.text part is in the center, and the following for the right:

   <xsl:when test="($sequence = 'odd' or $sequence='even') and $position = 'right'">  
     <fo:retrieve-marker retrieve-class-name="section.head.marker"  
(I'm pretty sure this is an exact copy from the example, except for the $position value.)

My output pages are like this:

-- 1st page --
Chapter 1. My Chapter Title
Table of Contents
Sect1 Title
blah blah blah
blah blah blah
blah blah
first row of an informal table

-- 2nd page --
remaining rows of the informal table
blah blah blah
blah blah blah

The headers for the 2nd page are "My Chapter Title" on the left (good), and "Sect4Title" on the right.
What I'd like to be able to get is the Sect1 Title.  That is, I want the right running head to change only when a new Sect1 appears.
I'm not sure how to do this.  I can't set the retrieve-boundary to page-sequence, because that's the beginning of the chapter.  
Actually, I kind of expected the right side to be my Sect3Title, because the "first-including-carryover" seemed to imply it would take whatever was being carried over from the previous page. So I'm confused about what "first-including-carryover" means.
Can what I'm asking be done?  Can you recommend a good FO reference site on the web?

Thank you!

Trish Billard
(408) 285-5462

-----Original Message-----
From: Bob Stayton [mailto:bobs@sagehill.net]
Sent: Saturday, December 06, 2003 1:23 AM
To: Billard, Trish; docbook-apps@lists.oasis-open.org
Subject: Re: [docbook-apps] Running heads question for XSL:FO

> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Billard, Trish" <trish.billard@hp.com>
>  Now I'm getting my feet wet with XSL:FO and PDF output.  I'm using the
1.59.2 version > of the stylesheets, rendering using FOP 0.20.5

>  I've altered the header.content so that the chapter title is on the left
side of every page.
>  Now I want the right side of every page to contain the sect1 title, even
if the page itself
> only has the child sect2, sect3, etc. elements on it.
>  How can I do this in FO?  Has anyone tried this?

Hi Trish,
There is an annotated example that does just that in:


[modesty aside]
This is a perfect example of why
anyone who wants to customize the DocBook XSL stylesheets
should use my book "DocBook XSL: The Complete Guide"
(available at Amazon). If you can't afford to buy a copy,
you can read it in HTML at the above site.
[modesty restored]
Don't take my word for it. Norm says "Buy this book!"

Bob Stayton
Sagehill Enterprises

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