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Subject: Re: DOCBOOK: Linenumbering in literallayout

On Fri, Dec 13, 2002 at 10:47:30AM +0100, BigSmoke wrote:
> I have a document with some programlistings, which are discussed line-by-line
> by various sections. Everywhere I describe a line, the original line
> reappears as an excerpt. However, the only way to number them in DocBook seems
> to be to start by line 1, while I'd like to be able to use some sort of
> attribute that a programlisting starts at line 4, for example.
> Am I overseeing already built-in semantics which could do the job or should
> I start customizing?

The XSL stylesheets support a few processing instructions
for line numbering.  See:


But there isn't a PI for 'linenumbering.startnumber'.
That would make a nice feature request, if you want
to file one on the DocBook SourceForge site.

Since line numbering is handled by stylesheet extensions
in saxon and xalan, to customize it yourself 
you would need to program the extensions
to handle the new variable.

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