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Re: Printing a Book with CSS

From: Mikko Rantalainen <mikko.rantalainen@peda.net>
Date: Wed, 30 Nov 2005 13:37:03 +0200
Message-ID: <438D8EDF.4070207@peda.net>
To: www-style@w3.org

Håkon Wium Lie wrote:
> Also sprach Lachlan Hunt:
> 
>  > > For example, the Table of Contents uses leaders and generated page 
>  > > numbers:
>  > > 
>  > >    Introduction...................12
>  > >    HTML...........................15
>  > 
>  > I looked for documentation of the leader() function in Prince's 
>  > documentation, but I couldn't find it mentioned anywhere.  Is there any 
>  > documentation for it?
> 
> This is experimental stuff which could be changed on short notice so
> it makes sens to not document it now. I believe, however, that this is
> how it works:
> 
>   A new value, 'leader()' is allowed on the 'content' property. The
>   functional notation accepts a string value, e.g.:
> 
>     leaders(' . ')
> 
>   In its simplest form, the 'content' property only takes a 'leaders' value:
> 
>     hr { content: leaders(' . ') }
> 
>   In a more complex example, the 'leaders' value is combined with other
>   values on the 'content' property:
> 
>     ul.toc a::after {
>       content: leader(' . ') target-counter(attr(href), page);
>     }
> 
>   If there are more than one 'leaders' value, the available space on
>   that line will be split equally between them so that the line is
>   filled. 

Okay, the above sounds a bit like the description I've seen for the 
"%%" unit. What if the actual content, leaders and page numbers 
cannot fit on one line, do we get something ugly like

A short title ............................. 1
Another short title ....................... 5
Here's an another title and this one isn't so
short ..................................... 8

I think it should be rendered more like

A short title ............................. 1
Another short title ....................... 5
Here's an another title and this one
isn't so short ............................ 8

How would one control the amount of free space on the right?

-- 
Mikko
Received on Wednesday, 30 November 2005 11:37:22 GMT

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