From: Matthias Clasen <email@example.com>
Date: Sat, 29 Mar 1997 17:24:50 +0100
Sorry, I just posted this under a wrong subject:
Thanks a lot,
Tony Grahams style-sheet does exactly what I wanted - this list might
become a great place to learn more about DSSSL !
Let me try to learn a bit more by making my first question a bit more
complicated. I would like the document (using the sample DTD posted by
Graham earlier in this thread):
<theorem id="theorem1">The earth is flat</theorem>
<theorem id="theorem2">The stork didn't really bring me</theorem>
<proof of="theorem2">If the stork brought me, I wouldn't need this
<proof of="theorem1">Someone told me</proof>
To be formatted roughly like this:
Theorem 1: The earth is flat
Theorem 2: The stork didn't really bring me
Proof: If the stork brought me, I wouldn't need this
Proof of 1: Someone told me
I.e. I want the `of ' part in proof to be omitted, if it is immediately
following the theorem. So the task is to determine if the node
before the `proof' element is the one the `of' attribute is referring
If I understood the semantics of the ipreced function in 10.2.3
the following modification of the proof-related part of Tony Grahams
style-sheet should do what I want:
(if (equal? (attribute-string "OF")
(attribute-string "ID" (ipreced)))
; proof directly following theorem, omit number
(literal "Proof:" )
; proof not directly following theorem
But I can't try this as Jade does not understand `ipreced'. This leads
to some questions:
1) Is my idea correct ?
2) Is there a way to do it within the current limitations of Jade ?
3) All these questions about cross-referencing made me remember a
Latex-style called varioref which allows `intelligent pagereferences'
which print out
text like `on this page', `on the next page', `on the previous page'.
might even be aware if the reference and the referent are on one
How would one handle things like that in DSSSL ? Is this possible at
(since the page-breaks depend on the formatting algorithms which are
part of DSSSL) ?
Looking forward for more enlightenment,