Chuck, See below.
Chuck Paussa wrote: > I haven't coded for the possibility of including functions in > attribute values. > Which functions has FOP implemented? The functions are designed for use in attribute values, so sooner or later.... > Also, Can I assume that the following is true? > > 1. All functions that return object can be applied anywhere. The most general of the object-returning functions are from-parent() and from-nearest-specified-value(). They are only errors in some tightly restricted circumstances. system-font() is also pretty general; it can return a <length>, e.g., but with a catch. There are two forms: system-font(fontname) and system-font(fontname, font-property). In the second, the only restriction on the target is the obscure relationship between the computed type of the font-property and the allowable types of the target property. If the font-property is font-size, a <length> is returned which can be applied to any attribute taking a <length>. But in the second form, it can only be applied to a font-property attribute, e.g. font-size. Nasty. inherited-property-value() is general, except that it is an error of the property in question is not inheritable. from-table-column - see your point 4. merge-property-values() must occur in a child of fo:multi-properties. > 2. Numeric functions apply to length, integer, and number values. So far. But there is a hole in the spec involving <angle>, <time> and <frequency>, which you should keep in mind. There must be something about these in the next release. Fortunately for FOP, they do not relate printed output. > 3. Color functions apply to color values. > 4. from-table-column applies to table-cell and any element that can > be a child of a table-cell. > 5. proportional-column-width applies only to table-column > > Functions: > numeric floor( numeric) > numeric ceiling(numeric) > numeric round(numeric) > numeric min( numeric , numeric) > numeric max(numeric , numeric) > numeric abs( numeric) > color rgb(numeric , numeric , numeric) > color rgb-icc(numeric , numeric , numeric , NCName , numeric , > numeric) > color system-color( NCName) > object system-font( NCName , NCName) > object inherited-property-value(NCName) > numeric label-end() > numeric body-start() > object from-parent( NCName) > object from-nearest-specified-value( NCName) > object from-table-column( NCName) > numeric proportional-column-width( numeric) > object merge-property-values( NCName) > > The spec also specifies this attribute, which applies to the page > context (So which elements signify the page context?) > <attribute name = "size" type = "size_Type"/> Size in XSL is regarded as a shorthand for page-height and page-width. These properties are only defined on fo:simple-page-master. I suppose a lot depends on how tightly you want to try to constrain the XSL through the schema. There are many constraints which can only be tested by the processor. Peter --------------------------------------------------------------------- To unsubscribe, e-mail: [EMAIL PROTECTED] For additional commands, email: [EMAIL PROTECTED]