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Re: Background-image question

From: Kenneth J. Hughes <kjh@entel.com>
Date: Fri, 07 Sep 2001 13:16:17 -0400
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To: "Kilmer, Erich" <Erich.Kilmer@mmt.bellhowell.com>, "'www-xsl-fo@w3.org'" <www-xsl-fo@w3.org>
Hi Erich,

Fop doesn't like the way you're specifying the file.  However, even 
if you change to background-image="elipse.gif", you'll encounter the
next problem:
  "Warning: property - "background-image" is not implemented yet."

I have used XSL:FO background-images successfully with RenderX's XEP
rendering engine:


Kenneth J. Hughes                                        kjh@entel.com
Entelechy Corporation                            http://www.entel.com/

At 11:11 AM 9/7/2001 -0400, Kilmer, Erich wrote:
>I am interested in getting an update on using background-image in FOP.
>I have tried background-image in the latest FOP release 0.20.1 but it
>doesn't seem to work. On the FOP Apache websites I have checked the
>Limitations and Features pages but do not see anything.
>What is the issue with background images? Is it a PDF thing?
>In my XSL I tried this:
>    <fo:block background-image="file:elipse.gif">
>      <xsl:text>IMAGE TEXT</xsl:text>
>    </fo:block>
>This is what my log said:
>Error in background-image property value 'file:elipse.gif':
>org.apache.fop.fo.expr.PropertyException: illegal character
>In my PDF all that comes out is "IMAGE TEXT" but no image.
>What am I doing wrong?
>Also if anyone can give me an idea of when this functionality would be
>available I would appreciate it!
>Erich Kilmer
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