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Subject: Re: [docbook] Question to cutomization of docbook-xsl

This was indeed a curous problem.
What I found during my investigation was that
if the preface ends on an even-numbered page, you don't get
an extra blank page. If it ends on an odd page, you
do get the extra blank page.  This was strange because
double-sided printing was off, so it should not need to
output any extra blank pages.

I didn't see anything in the page sequence for preface that
would cause that behavior.  So I looked at the next page
sequence (for the first chapter), and it includes this property:


When I edited the fo to change that to "2" or "4", there was no
extra blank page.  When I changed it to "3" or "5", it came back.

I found this to be very strange, especially since FOP, XEP, and
Antenna House all exhibit the same behavior.  It seems that
the FO processors cannot output two odd-numbered pages in
a row, even when you explicitly ask for it.

I'm going to raise this on some other lists to see of this behavior
is by design.

Bob Stayton
Sagehill Enterprises

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "YinYang" <Yin.Yang@gmx.net>
To: <docbook@lists.oasis-open.org>
Sent: Thursday, February 05, 2004 1:16 PM
Subject: [docbook] Question to cutomization of docbook-xsl

> Hi there,
> can anyone explain me how to prevent the empty page after the preface in
> docbook-xsl styles for FO?
> I have no problem to do this with recto/verso - pages in a <book>, but I
> didn't find a solution for <preface> (and the funny thing is: if I skip
> chapters after the preface so that just the auto-glossary follows, the
> page is gone)
> Many thanks in advance,
> Thomas
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