Re: Missing 'width' attribute, CALS limitation?
Am I right in my assumption that to calculate mixed column widths (proportional and absolute), you need the total width of a table?
This is not right.
You can mix absolute widths (i.e. column-width="5cm") with proportional widths (i.e. column-width="proportional-column-width( number-of-units )") and the formatter will prorate the remaining width of the table for proportional specifications after removing any absolute values.
CALS doesn't have such an attribute.
Now I question if I understood your original question.
It has something called "pgwide", which I think can be useful, but I don't understand it fully. The DocBook book says:
The semantics represented by the elements and attributes of CALS tables have been discussed, reviewed and standardized by OASIS. The page http://oasis-open.org/specs/tablemodels.shtml has pointers to a number of documents.
Looking at 3.1.5 of http://oasis-open.org/specs/tr9501.html shows that pgwide has to do with spanning columns of the page, not with anything to do with the margins.
So, from an XSL-FO point of view, I think pgwide="1" would have to translate to span="all".
I hope this helps.
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