Publishing Books Using XML Technologies
Dr. Herong Yang, Version 4.01

Adding Headers and Footers

This section describes how to add a header and a footer in the center area of the border layout. The header and footer make the center area look like a page in a real book.

To add a header and a footer to a page, you can simple create a table with several rows as what I did for my book Web pages:

<table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" border="0">

<tr><td aligh="left" colspan="3">Header line 1</td></tr>

<tr><td align="left">Line 2 Left</td>
<td align="center">Line 2 Center</td>
<td align="right">Line 2 Right</td></tr>

<tr><td class="pageLine" colspan="3">
<img height="1" width="100%" src="_dot.gif"/>
</td></tr>

<tr><td class="body" colspan="3">

(... Body of the page ...)

</td></tr>

<tr><td class="pageLine" colspan="3">
<img height="1" width="100%" src="_dot.gif"/>
</td></tr>

<tr><td align="left">Line 1 Left</td>
<td align="center">Line 1 Center</td>
<td align="right">Line 1 Right</td></tr>

<tr><td aligh="left" colspan="3">Footer Line 2</td></tr>

</table>

Notice that:

  • I added two lines in the header and the footer.
  • I offered 3 fields in the header and the footer to give you different alignments.
  • Dot images are stretched again to create graphical lines to separate the header and the footer from the page body area.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Ideas on Publishing Books using XML

 Overview of hyPub - A Simple XML Publishing Tool

 Writing Book Contents in XHTML Source Files

 Transforming Book Source Files with XSL Technology

Designing Web Page Layouts with Tables

 Using "table" Elements for Page Layouts

 Border Layout for Web Pages

 Adding a Frame for the Center Area

Adding Headers and Footers

 Controlling Web Page Appearance with CSS

 Sharing HTML Codes with JavaScript Files

 Generating Web Pages with hyPub

 Formatting Printable Documents with XSL-FO

 Generating PDF Documents with hyPub

 Areas of Future Improvements

 References

 PDF Printing Version

Dr. Herong Yang, updated in 2007
Adding Headers and Footers