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From "Peter B. West" <pbw...@powerup.com.au>
Subject Re: Footnotes on the following page
Date Thu, 05 Feb 2004 21:48:29 GMT
Chris Bowditch wrote:
> Peter B. West wrote:
>> Chris Bowditch wrote:
>>> Looks like youve defined your footnote within a marker. What is the 
>>> expected behaviour here? Are you expecting a footnote on the page 
>>> where the static content retrieves the marker, or are you expecting 
>>> the footnote to appear on the page where it is defined in the marker?
> <snip/>
>> It is actually illegal to define a footnote within a marker.
> Thanks for clarifying Peter.
>>  From the 1.1 Draft.
>> 6.12.3 fo:footnote
>> Constraints
>> ...
>> It is an error if the fo:footnote occurs as a descendant of a flow 
>> that is not assigned to a region-body, or of an fo:block-container 
>> that generates absolutely positioned areas. In either case, the 
>> block-areas generated by the fo:footnote-body child of the fo:footnote 
>> shall be returned to the parent of the fo:footnote and placed in the 
>> area tree as though they were normal block-level areas.


I should have added the following from the Rec on fo:marker and 

"6.13.5 fo:marker
An fo:marker may contain any formatting objects that are permitted as a 
replacement of any fo:retrieve-marker or fo:retrieve-table-marker that 
retrieves the fo:marker's children."


"6.13.6 fo:retrieve-marker

An fo:retrieve-marker is only permitted as the descendant of an 

The fo:retrieve-marker specifies that the children of a selected 
fo:marker shall be formatted as though they replaced the 
fo:retrieve-marker in the formatting tree."

The implication to me of the combination is that the contents of 
fo:marker are under the same constraints as the fo:retrieve-marker; that 
they are not, in formatting terms, descendants of an fo:flow, but of an 
fo:static-content, destined for a region other than fo:region-body.

In other words, the fo:marker ancestor of the fo:footnote is "not 
assigned to a region-body."

Peter B. West <http://www.powerup.com.au/~pbwest/resume.html>

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