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Re: Overlapping page regions

From: G. Ken Holman <gkholman@CraneSoftwrights.com>
Date: Wed, 12 May 2004 00:49:41 +0800
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To: Glen Mazza <grm7793@yahoo.com>, XSL Editors <xsl-editors@w3.org>

At 2004-05-11 07:21 -0400, Glen Mazza wrote:
>This issue came up a while back on the FOP team [1] when we were trying to 
>figure out which region(s) (xsl-region-body or the side regions) should 
>take precedence in the case of overlap.
>If I may extend Ken's question into a suggestion for the 1.1 spec, if 
>overlapping regions have a useful application (I'm unsure of any at the moment)

In my real-world case I am matching precise millimeter measurements for 
table layouts to conform to the United Nations Layout Key.  By drawing the 
table in the background as static content, I can have flexibility in the 
amount of flowed information that fits in the body region and overflows to 
the next page without the table cell box drawing below the body region 
being impacted by the amount of the flow, or the required table cell 
borders that must fill the body region regardless of the length of flow in 
the body region.

I am successfully meeting these precise measurements by drawing the entire 
table layout as a single static-content flow.

>, it would probably be beneficial to define which region takes 
>precendence, or perhaps better, to extend the "precedence" property to 
>xsl-region-body for the user to define the "winning" region.

A good concept ... I observe that engines to date that I have used place 
the body region at a higher precedence than a perimeter region.

Thanks for the additional input to my question, Glen!

..................... Ken

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