I'm currently working on a stylesheet for a manual.
In this case I must see to it so that the inside of the cover pages dont contain any information at all (the cover will be printed 4+0).
This is easy for page 2 since you can define "Start new: Odd page" for the following page set which then will begin on page 3 and leave page 2 empty. But i dont know how to do this with the second to last page. My thought was to create a xpath-expression that based on if the page count was odd or even would add one or two empty pages before the last page.
Is there a way to calculate and use page count in xpath-exressions?
Is there some other way to solve this?
The process of generate PDF from XML is:
XML + XSLT => XSL-FO => PDF
To generate page number in the output PDF, <fo:page-number/> will be used. This will be interprate by the XSL-FO engine when XSL-FO => PDF.
When you run your XSLT, it is to generate XSL-FO ( XML + XSLT => XSL-FO) . You will not able to know page information during this process.