Mapping basics

A stylesheet defines a number of mappings. These mappings are applied when certain events occur while processing the input. Examples of events are:

  • When a tag is read from the content.

  • When a header or footer is placed on the page.

  • When a footnote is generated.

Each mapping defines a number of properties that affect the appearance of the following content. For example, a mapping could define the font and size for the following text.

See the Mapping Guide for a complete description of the different types of mappings and their properties.