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Re: line before footnote area

I also asked the FOP mailing-list. FOP does not
support it. See:


At 15:29 12.11.2002 -0600, Paul Grosso wrote:
I think what's desired is theoretically doable using
an fo:static-content formatting object with a "flow-name"
property value of "xsl-footnote-separator".

See the last paragraph in section of the XSL spec.

However, not all XSL-FO implementations support this.


At 13:12 2002 11 12 -0800, Bob Stayton wrote:
>On Wed, Nov 06, 2002 at 02:18:47PM +0100, Marko Petersen wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I am trying to add a line between the main-reference-area and
>> the footnote-reference-area in the PDF output. Has anybody an
>> idea how to do this?
>I don't see any way to do this.  When a <footnote> element
>is processed, the following fo objects are placed in the fo file:
>  <fo:inline>mark</fo:inline>
>  <fo:footnote-body  font-size="{$footnote.font.size}">
>     [apply templates to the footnote element]
>  </fo:footnote-body>
>While you could put a top border property on the
>fo:footnote-body or a block within it, that would apply to
>every footnote, not just the first one on the page.
>Since the FO processor takes the fo:footnote-body elements
>and makes the decision about on which page to place them,
>there is no way for the stylesheet to designate the
>first footnote on a page that should have a top border.
>And I don't see a way to tell the FO processor to
>do that, either.
>Does anyone else have a solution?
>Are there any other 'hooks' for processing footnotes?
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