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FOP provides an extension mechanism to add extra functionality. There are a number of different types of extensions that apply to different steps when converting FO into the rendered output.


can be converted into svg in the output. All that is required is document into svg. This conversion is done in the FO Tree. The conversion is done by the top level element of the namespace or in the case of an external image a Converter.

can be passed directly to the renderer. The renderer will need information directly to the output document.

Output Document - This is used to add document level information to the output result. Such an extension will set information that is passed to the output document. There needs to be a handler for the output information which creates a document level result.

FO Area - This is where an extension creates an normal area in the Area Tree. This is useful when the normal FO objects cannot create the area in the way that is needed.

Resolveable - In some cases it may require information to be resolved for information such as page numbers. This can apply to the XML Document, FO Area or output document extensions.

- Add a string ['(Continued)'] to a table header if the table spans multiple pages. These tables are part of the content and can start anywhere in the page.

- Separate page number display for a subsection. ie. - master document is page 4 of 7, but subsection is page 2 of 3.


Plan - The plan extension is a simple SVG graphic extension. Given a plan document either inside an InstreamForeignObject or as an external graphic, it converts the plan document into an svg graphic. The svg graphic is then passed through the Area Tree to the Renderer. The Renderer then renders the svg graphic as normal.

PDF Outline - This is output document extension. If rendering to pdf and this extensionis used then the bookmark information is passed to the pdf document. This information is then set on the document.

PDF Additions - This can be done with an XML Document extension. information. When the document is rendered a handler converts the document into PDF markup.


<my:script-link script="app.execMenuItem('AcroSrch:Query');">Search</my:script-link>
to result in a text box referencing the following PDF action:
<< /S /JavaScript /JS (app.execMenuItem("AcroSrch:Query");) >>

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