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RE: [xsl] XSL:FO - How to wrap non-word strings in table cells?

From: <David.Pawson@rnib.org.uk>
Date: Thu, 2 Oct 2003 08:25:55 +0100
Message-ID: <9B66BBD37D5DD411B8CE00508B69700F049E1D94@pborolocal.rnib.org.uk>
To: xsl-list@lists.mulberrytech.com
Cc: xsl-editors@w3.org

Eliot wrote:
> Different FO implementations behave differently, but in 
> general, unless 
> you provide break points using either zero-width spaces or 
> soft hyphens, 
> the renderer will not break the text for you because it really isn't 
> licensed to do so, except possibly as an overflow fallback.
> 
> It would probably be useful for XSL FO implementations to 
> provide some 
> way to configure their behavior in these sorts of situations, but 
> anything like that would be outside the scope of what the FO 
> spec defines.

Since it is requested so often, perhaps asking the WG to consider
a solution is appropriate?

The most often requested place is a table cell,
so perhaps something like a hint to the processor,
break-at="20" meaning if needed, presume a soft-hyphen at character position
20 within any word?

Any other suggestions anyone?

regards DaveP

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