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Re: Complex regions and content division

From: JohnVirgo <john.virgo@document.co.uk>
Date: Fri, 14 Dec 2007 01:04:07 -0800 (PST)
Message-ID: <14332278.post@talk.nabble.com>
To: www-xsl-fo@w3.org


I thought as much myself. For the time being we will be implementing a manual
step for an operator to validate the format, then if needed choose a better
template. In the future we will attempt to build a system to automatically
determine the best template.

Thank you for the response, it's always good to hear someone back me up. :)

John Virgo



Dave Pawson-2 wrote:
> 
> 
> On 13/12/2007, JohnVirgo <john.virgo@document.co.uk> wrote:
>>
>> Hi All,
>>
>> I've been working on a fairly complicated requirement for a few days now
>> but
>> I'm beginning to think that XSL-FO may not be right for what we are
>> trying
>> to achieve.
> 
> 
> Bottom line, xsl-fo cannot layout content dependent on what has already
> been laid out.
> For that you  need a two pass process (some processors
> output an intermediate step) or another alternative.
> 
> regards DaveP
> 
> 
> 
> 
>>
>> We have an A4 paper form that we are trying to format in such a way that,
>> the top section is either less than or exactly half of the page and the
>> bottom section uses the remaining available space. I.e. The bottom
>> section
>> is always aligned with the bottom of the top section.
>>
>> Here was our first problem were I basically required a 'dynamic' region
>> size
>> based on the formatted content, so we fell into the trap of requiring
>> feedback from the code applying the XSL-FO. I have read now that this is
>> not
>> supported. So we had to find our own way of feeding back etc. any better
>> suggestions would be appreciated.
>>
>> Secondly, and more complicated, is that if the content of the top section
>> exceeds the region it is required to use all of the available space on
>> page
>> two; not just the region defined for it's content. I know this sounds
>> crazy
>> (I don't write the requirements) and I'd consider this impossible to span
>> content across nodes further up the hierarchy of the FO; but never mind.
>>
>> I would be grateful for any comments and suggestions on this subject.
>>
>> Thanks, John Virgo
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> 
> 
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> Dave Pawson
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