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Re: Orphan/Widow control for individual words

From: Tony Graham <Tony.Graham@MenteithConsulting.com>
Date: Thu, 11 Nov 2010 09:48:14 +0000
To: www-xsl-fo@w3.org
Message-ID: <87k4kki42p.fsf@takai.menteithconsulting.com>
On Wed, Nov 10 2010 12:12:23 +0000, mcauthon1980@hotmail.com wrote:
> just wondering if there's anything similar to word-based orphan/widow
> control in XSL-FO or any specific processor's proprietary extensions
> (i.e. prevent the last X words of block Y to form an extra line all by
> themselves)?

Antenna House has an "axf:avoid-widow-words" [1] extension property.
I'm not aware of any others.

> So far, every time I've seen orphan/widow control mentioned in respect
> to XSL-FO it's been about keeping individual line areas together on
> one page, not glyphs or words.

It's not in XSL 1.1, but the XSL FO 2.0 WD [2] includes both
"word-widows" [3] and "syllable-widows" [5] properties.  It would be
useful for the development of XSL FO 2.0 if you could review the WD and
provide feedback [4] on how well the new properties fit your needs.

Regards,


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[1] http://www.antennahouse.com/xslfo/axf5-extension.htm#axf.avoid-widow-words
[2] http://www.w3.org/TR/xslfo20
[3] http://www.w3.org/TR/xslfo20/#word-widows
[4] http://www.w3.org/XML/2008/01/xsl-fo-bugzilla.html
[5] http://www.w3.org/TR/xslfo20/#syllable-widows
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