Peter B. West wrote:


The Rec says of force-page-number:auto, 'If there is no next page-sequence or if the value of its initial-page-number is "auto" do not force any page.' Should that read, '...the value of its initial-page-number is "auto", "auto-even" or "auto-odd"...'? If not, some questions of behaviour arise.

Hi Peter - I dont think the spec needs to say auto-even or auto-odd here. Unless I'm missing something it seems clear to me that if initial-page-number="auto-odd" and the force-page-number="auto" on the previous page-sequence then a page must be forced when the first page sequence ends on an odd page.


1st p-s: What's your 1st number (my last is 11)?

The 2nd calculates that it's first number must be 13, based on initial-page-number:auto-odd.

2nd p-s: 13

The 1st p-s now forces a blank page, numbered 12. If it were to query again, based on the new last page number, the dialogue would go

I dont see why it needs to re-query just because the last page number changed. After all the last page number changed as a result of communication between ps1 and ps2, so why go round again?

1st p-s: 1st number (12)? 2nd p-s: 13

and the extra dialogue would be unnecessary. Is this the intention?

I agree this extra dialog is unnecessary but I couldnt tell from the quotes you made why you think the spec implies that it is necessary.

This approach avoids "holes" in the page numbering, but I note that the combination of force-page-count:odd and a following initial-page-number:auto-odd will force a such a hole.


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