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Re: Table end line do not appear in the continued page

From: Tony Graham <Tony.Graham@MenteithConsulting.com>
Date: Sun, 20 Jul 2008 21:48:58 +0100
To: www-xsl-fo@w3.org
Message-ID: <874p6kp9hh.fsf@menteith.com>

On Sat, Jul 19 2008 08:55:48 +0100, saqib.javed@gmail.com wrote:
> I am trying to draw a table. every thing is working fine. but the issue is that
> if i give the cell border="0pt" and do not give any other border. to row or
> column. now the issue is that when one page is filled with the data the last
> line is not drawn and the table continues to the next page until the last page
> comes. at the last page this table is closed and the end line is drawn. what i
> want is to close the table in all the pages and continue filling the data to
> the next pages. howz its possible?

You don't provide much to go on.  'border="0pt"' should have no effect
anyway since you don't set the style, and the default border style is

You don't say which XSL formatter you are using.  If your formatter
supports it, you could try border-collapse="collapse-with-precedence"
[3] on your fo:table so the table's border has precedence (though you
also don't say what border you are using on the table).

Table borders at page breaks is not completely defined in XSL 1.1, not
least because XSL 1.0 table processing tried for compatibility with
CSS2, and CSS2 doesn't say anything about table borders at page breaks

A similar question to xsl-editors@w3.org [1] received the response [2]
that it wasn't possible to modify XSL 1.0 or 1.1 to more fully specify
the expected results since, whatever would be specified, the extra
detail would make some of the existing implementations become
non-compliant.  The response notes that for XSL 2.0 the WG has decided
to rewrite the text of the table formatting objects to be independent of
the CSS2 Recommendation.

There's also a section about this in the current XSL 2.0 Requirements
draft [4].  As always, highlighting that you need this functionality by
mentioning it when you fill out the requirements survey [5] or using the
W3C Bugzilla system [6] would let the Working Group know that this
feature would be important to people.


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[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/xsl-editors/2007AprJun/0000
[2] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/xsl-editors/2008JanMar/0012
[3] http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/REC-xsl11-20061205/#fo_table-cell
[4] http://www.w3.org/TR/xslfo20-req/#N66304
[5] http://www.w3.org/2002/09/wbs/1/xslfo20requirements/
[6] http://www.w3.org/XML/2008/01/xsl-fo-bugzilla.html
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