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Subject: Re: CALS to XHTML table - rowspan
From: "Wendell Piez wapiez@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx" <xsl-list-service@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 6 Oct 2015 14:23:06 -0000
Re:  CALS to XHTML table - rowspan

It is quite interesting to see that CALS (OASIS) tables have finally
been "licked".

My version is at
https://github.com/wendellpiez/JATSPreviewStylesheets. I basically had
the same idea as Eliot from the sound of it.

In my implementation, the table normalization logic is encapsulated in
a module that can be called for either HTML or XSL-FO results. Also,
useful functionality is coded as functions, so the same code can be
integrated into Schematron, thus permitting some XPath-based
validation of the table (prior to processing) in a supporting

It is also interesting to note that even to this day, there are one or
two features of "old" CALS/OASIS tables that are not dependably
handled in rendering technologies, such as alignment of cell contents
on characters, or rotation ...

Cheers, Wendell

On Tue, Oct 6, 2015 at 9:38 AM, Kraetke, Martin, le-tex
martin.kraetke@xxxxxxxxx <xsl-list-service@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Hi,
> here is another approach. We implemented Andrew Welchs table normalization
> algorithm for CALS tables. This XSLT generates virtual cells for colspans
> and rowspans.
> https://github.com/transpect/xslt-util/blob/master/calstable/xsl/normalize.xsl
> You can import the XSLT normalize.xsl and call the function
> calstable:normalize(). Below is an example:
> <xsl:stylesheet xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform"
>   xmlns:xs="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema"
>   xmlns:css="http://www.w3.org/1996/css"
>   xmlns:hub="http://docbook.org/ns/docbook"
>   xmlns:dbk="http://docbook.org/ns/docbook"
>   xmlns:saxon="http://saxon.sf.net/"
>   xmlns:tr="http://www.transpect.io"
>   xmlns:calstable="http://docs.oasis-open.org/ns/oasis-exchange/table"
>   version="2.0">
>   <!-- Documentation: in normalize.xsl -->
>   <xsl:import href="normalize.xsl"/>
>   <xsl:output indent="yes"/>
>   <xsl:template match="node() | @*" >
>     <xsl:copy copy-namespaces="no">
>       <xsl:apply-templates select="@*, node()"/>
>     </xsl:copy>
>   </xsl:template>
>   <xsl:template match="*[*:row]">
>     <xsl:sequence select="calstable:check-normalized(
>                             calstable:normalize(.),
>                             'no'
>                           )"/>
>   </xsl:template>
> </xsl:stylesheet>
> kind regards,
> Martin
> Am 05.10.2015 um 17:40 schrieb a kusa akusa8@xxxxxxxxx:
>> Hello:
>> It has been a while since I worked on XSLT. But I have a current issue
>> that I need to solve with xslt.
>> I have a CALS table that has @morerows. I have to generate a table
>> that does not have a rowspan attribute, and generate cells according
>> to the value of @morerows.
>> So, my input XML looks like this:
>> <table>
>> <tgroup>
>> <tbody>
>> <row><entry morerows="2">test 1</entry>
>> <entry morerows="1">test 2</entry>
>> <entry morerows="0">test 3</entry>
>> </row>
>> <row><entry morerows="0">test 4</entry>
>> <entry morerows="1">test 5</entry>
>> <entry morerows="0">test 6</entry>
>> </row>
>> </tbody>
>> </tgroup>
>> </table>
>> How do I generate rows/cells based on morerows in xslt?
>> Any tips is appreciated.

Wendell Piez | http://www.wendellpiez.com
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