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Re: Inline images to do boxes (tables) with rounded corners?

From: <AndrewWatt2001@aol.com>
Date: Fri, 7 Dec 2001 11:51:45 EST
Message-ID: <150.55150ca.29424da1@aol.com>
To: www-xsl-fo@w3.org
CC: xsl-fo@yahoogroups.com
In a message dated 07/12/01 16:37:07 GMT Standard Time, 
Erich.Kilmer@mmt.bellhowell.com writes:

> Thanks to everyone for all of the help. Sorry to bother again but here goes.
> Can anyone tell me when inline images will be available?
> We are trying to build documents that are invoices. Many invoices have boxes
> (tables) with rounded corners. The only way that I can think of doing boxes
> with round corners is to lay down an inline image and then putting data
> inside of the image.
> Is there another way to do this?


If I understand correctly what you want to do an alternate approach would be 
to use SVG images to create the round cornered boxes with either a coloured 
fill or fill of "none" depending on whether or not you wanted a visible 
background to the data. You could then use XSLT to generate SVG text too, if 
you wish. Or use XSL-FO text.

I am using those round cornered SVG boxes (for a slightly different purpose) 

If you don't already have an SVG viewer I suggest you download version 3 of 
the Adobe SVG Viewer following the links from
then you can go to the XMML.com Web site.

If you have the Antenna House XSL Formatter you can see embedded SVG in 
XSL-FO online -  go to
http://www.xsl-fo.com/default.xml (there is a stylesheet to create XSL-FO)
and page (at the top of the screen) to page 3 where an SVG image is embedded.

Those are the pieces which, when put together, will probably do what you need.

Andrew Watt
Received on Friday, 7 December 2001 11:51:57 UTC

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