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Re: How to achieve FO Table variable width with nowrap

Subject: Re: How to achieve FO Table variable width with nowrap on cells
From: Karl Stubsjoen <kstubs@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2009 10:05:13 -0700
Re:  How to achieve FO Table variable width with nowrap
Thanks for the help on this!

On Mon, Jan 26, 2009 at 6:28 PM, G. Ken Holman
<gkholman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> At 2009-01-25 18:12 -0700, Karl Stubsjoen wrote:
>>
>> It seems that I am having success with a table defined like this:
>
> Good ... I had a typo in my response to you and you are correctly using
> table-layout="auto" (the default).
>
>> <table>
>>  <table-body border-bottom="solid 1px #000">
>>    <table-row>
>>        <table-cell><block>Label Cell:</block></table-cell>
>>        <table-cell><block padding-left=".05in">Value
>> Cell</block></table-cell>
>>    </table-row
>>  </table-body>
>> </table>
>>
>> Is it correct to assume that the table width will derive from the
>> total width of content (until it reaches parent object boundary
>> width)?
>
> No, because with "auto" the formatter has every right to make its own
> decisions about line breaks.
>
>> Or to be safe, should I conform with your option #1?
>
> I've always used the wrappers just to be on the safe side.
>
>> On Sun, Jan 25, 2009 at 4:50 PM, G. Ken Holman
>> <gkholman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> > (1) - use table-layout="fixed" and wrap the content of each cell in a
>> > block
>> > keeping the line contents together with something like
>> > wrap-option="no-wrap"
>> > or with a keep-together.within-line= to force the formatter to make its
>> > table column decisions without breaking the line content
>
> Sorry, in the above I meant to say table-layout="auto" but was apparently
> thinking about the other values that are not appropriate when I actually was
> doing the typing.
>
> I hope this helps.
>
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