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Re: block length

Subject: Re: block length
From: Konstanty Pilecki <konstanty.pilecki@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 7 May 2009 10:25:39 +0200
Re:  block length
Thank you Ken,
I will try to use your ideas.

Regards,
Konstanty


2009/5/6 G. Ken Holman <gkholman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>:
> At 2009-05-06 15:53 +0200, Konstanty Pilecki wrote:
>>
>> I would be grateful for a suggestion. Here is my problem:
>>
>> Let us have a piece of XSL-FO code like this:
>>
>> <flow>
>>        ...
>>        <block id="b1"> ... </block>
>>        ...
>>        <block id="b2" margin-left="???"> ... </block>
>>        
>> </flow>
>>
>> How can I force the "b2" block to have a left margin equal to the length
>> of the
>> "b1" block?
>
> I think the answer depends on what is between the two blocks.
>
> Certainly in XSL-FO there is no way to measure the length of the "b1"
block,
> and use that measurement.
>
> It looks to me like you may be able to use tables with auto layout (though
> this is uncertain because each vendor can implement the auto layout column
> width determination using their own algorithms), or possibly better still
> would be putting "b1" into a side float and "b2" into regular flow.
 Putting
> the text of "b1" into a keep-together.within-line would mean the side float
> would end up as wide as the text.
>
> This is a technique I've used for things like definition lists.
>
> But it may not work depending on what you want to flow between the two
> blocks.
>
> I hope this gives you some useful ideas.
>
> . . . . . . . . . . Ken
>
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