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Re: Markers in tables and fo:retrieve-table-marker
Subject: Re: Markers in tables and fo:retrieve-table-marker|
From: "G. Ken Holman" <gkholman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 15 Dec 2010 18:00:03 -0500
BTW, if you are guaranteed to have more than one table row, then you
don't have to do the double-block-and-block-container stuff that I
did. You can put the blank marker definition as children of the
first table row and the "continued" marker definition as children of
the second table row. Then you don't have any extraneous information
in any of your table cells.
In my particular situation where I did this, I was not guaranteed to
have two rows or even two columns. So I did all of the marker
definitions in the first row's first column, which is guaranteed to
be in all tables.
I hope this helps.
. . . . . . . . . Ken
At 2010-12-15 17:22 -0500, I wrote:
At 2010-12-15 22:03 +0000, charlieo0@xxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
I realize retrieve-table-markers is FO 1.1 and not officially
released but I'm hoping someone has some experience using this mark up.
It *is* officially released and has been available in products for
many years. XSL-FO 1.1 was finalized and officially released in December 2006.
I have read through the spec a half dozen times and I just can't
seem to get handle on how to use fo:marker and
fo:retrieve-table-marker to get the desired output. I have tried
every combination of "retrieve-position-within-table" and
"retrieve-boundary-within-table" and basically get the some result
regardless of the values. The table row (in the header) that uses
fo:retrieve-table-marker is basically static (it has to go in
either a table-header or table-footer). I need to retrieve the
table marker in the header. It cannot be a table-footer.
Fine. What I find in the classroom is not that students have
problems with the retrieval, but they have problems with the
definition of the markers themselves.
Placement of the fo:marker can go in variety of places. I think
I've tried everything. Again, regardless of the placement of the
fo:marker I get the same output (Antenna House rendering) result.
I've had no problems with Antenna House rendering table markers.
Either I end up with the marker on every page of the table or not
at all. The marker is a continued header. It needs to appear only
if the table breaks to a second or succeeding page. Currently I am
getting the continued marker on at the beginning of the table AND
when the table breaks to a second page. Or, not at all.
Then I suspect you aren't first defining the marker as empty at the
start of your table. Then when the formatter picks up the marker on
the first page the "continued" text doesn't show. Immediately after
defining the marker as empty, define the marker as
"continued". Then subsequent pages will find the closest one, which
has the text you want exposed.
I don't need help with the XSLT, I need help with the output
structure. If someone can get me in the right direction on how to
use fo:marker and fo:retrieve-table-marker in an fo:table-header I
can add it to my existing XSLT for generating the fo:tables.
Sounds good! I'm glad to see someone asking for the right kind of
help so clearly on this list.
I can only provide a snippet of my output. I think only the first
part of the table is relevant. You can assume this a large table
that continues over three pages. The following markup produces the
the "continued" marker at the beginning of the table and when the
table breaks to another page. Please, how do I get the "continued'
marker to NOT appear at the beginning of the table?
First, separate the table title from the "continued" text:
Table 1. EL Panel
Then in your first table cell, do the following:
<marker marker-class-name="continued-text">- Continued</marker>
Two blocks are needed so that the two markers are not competing to
be qualifying the same areas.
The block-container is needed in order to restore the reference-area
status of the formatter that was triggered by the table-cell but
changed by the presence of the blocks with markers.
I hope this helps.
. . . . . . . . . Ken
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