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From: Fotis Jannidis <fotis.jannidis@lrz.uni-muenchen.de>
Date: Mon, 20 Nov 2000 16:56:44 +0100
To: xsl-editors@w3.org
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Hello,

between xsl:fo wd from 12 January 2000

you changed the explanation for "leader-length" in section 7.14.4 
from  

"The specification of a minimum and maximum range of lengths 
allows leaders and inline rules to be used to "fill" or "justify" a line
or to "fill" the remaining width of a table-cell. It also allows
for specification of how multiple leaders appearing in a given line-
area are to be balanced."

to section 7.19.4 in wd 18 October 2000

to "User agents may choose to use the value of "leader-
length.optimum" to determine where to break the line, then use the 
minimum and maximum values during line justification."

My understanding of this option:
One of the common uses of the length-range leader-length will be to 
construct table of contents. There the space between the text and 
the page reference should be filled with dots or other characters. 
Because of the different length of text and therefore the different 
space for the filler you need some "fill" option and this is where the 
length-range comes in. 
I have been looking for some possibility to solve this problem and the 
thought I could try it with using the length-range. By chance I 
discovered that in earlier working drafts you explicitly mentioned this 
usage. Have you changed plans? Should this effect now be 
achieved by other means? 

Fotis Jannidis

btw, there seems to be a superfluous " at the end of the sentence in 
the latest wd. 
Received on Monday, 20 November 2000 10:50:20 GMT

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