Re: Placing an element in a very specific position
Hi Ken, Thanks for your help, I'll look into your suggestion just out of curiosity, but the confirmation of my suspicions from several sources tell me I should really tell the client to accept that they have to live without this. Sorry I can't say hi to Mats for you, he's no longer with Sorman. Regards, Anders PS: I'm new to this list... Am I replying to posts correctly by cutting out everything but the message I'm replying to and then pasting the subject of that message into the subject line when replying to a digest mail? ------------------------------ Date: Tue, 28 Apr 2009 20:39:59 -0400 To: <xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> From: "G. Ken Holman" <gkholman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> Subject: Re: Placing an element in a very specific position Message-Id: <188.8.131.52.2.20090428202827.02505178@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> I regret to confirm your suspicions, unless perhaps there is an out that you have not described. The column geometry in XSL-FO does not allow you to key out a hole at the top of the third column and flow around it. But, I can give you a fixed size box at the top of what looks like the third column, into which you flow your element. But the box cannot grow, so I don't know if you can use it. And you have to use XSL-FO 1.1. Create three body regions, each with one column (or two body regions, the first with two columns and the second with one column). Create a flow map such that the region on the right flows after the other. Size this right-most body region shorter than the other, leaving the hole at the top. This gives the appearance of a third column when, technically, it is a different region. Into this hole you can place an absolutely-positioned block container. If this is only on the first page, then your absolutely-positioned block container can be flowed at the start of the flow. If this is on every page then you can flow that absolutely-positioned block container in one of the static content areas. Whether the content in that hole changes or not might be an issue, but you may be able to use markers to make it vary. I hope this helps! . . . . . . . . . . . Ken p.s. if Mats Hultemark is still with Sorman, please pass on my regards (but I know it is a big company and you may not know him). At 2009-04-29 00:42 +0200, Anders.Svensson@xxxxxxxxxx wrote: >Hi, > >I have a problem where I have been asked if I can put an element in the >top of the third column in a three-column page. My initial thought is >that this can't be done. I have tried to investigate >absolute-positioning and floats, but cannot find anything that would >seem to do this. I have no idea how it would be possible to decide that >it should end up in the top of the third column specifically. In the >first column would be easy, and if I could put it in the header that >should be easy too, but unfortunately the header is not an option due to >the fact that there are space requirements so that each column needs to >be utilized completely. > >Is there any way to do this, or do I need to tell my client that it >can't be done? > >Any suggestions greatly appreciated! > >Regards, > >Anders -- XSLT/XSL-FO/XQuery hands-on training - Los Angeles, USA 2009-06-08 Crane Softwrights Ltd. http://www.CraneSoftwrights.com/s/ Training tools: Comprehensive interactive XSLT/XPath 1.0/2.0 video Video lesson: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PrNjJCh7Ppg&fmt=18 Video overview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VTiodiij6gE&fmt=18 G. Ken Holman mailto:gkholman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Male Cancer Awareness Nov'07 http://www.CraneSoftwrights.com/s/bc Legal business disclaimers: http://www.CraneSoftwrights.com/legal ------------------------------ End of xsl-list Digest *********************************** ########################################### This message has been scanned by F-Secure Anti-Virus for Microsoft Exchange. For more information, connect to http://www.f-secure.com/
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