Re: [xsl] FO: gap between cells in a table

Subject: Re: [xsl] FO: gap between cells in a table
From: Michael Müller-Hillebrand <mmh@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2008 14:16:48 +0200

To get rid of interdependencies, I fear the most stable method would
be extra rows and columns. At least I have seen this approach for
print production.

The border method will be difficult, because I already see borders and
I doubt if border appearances can be stacked on one another.

There are certainly easier designs with a similar amount of clarity.
With a little bit of shading one could get rid of the black cell
borders and then a general white cell border would work okay, I guess.

- Michael

Am 21.10.2008 um 11:50 schrieb Florent Georges:


 I have to design a table in XSL FO, and the client would like
to have the overall layout like in the following image:

 My question is about the gap between some of those cells (in
this image between "sub-tables" A, B, C and D, and the cell "Type
of activity".)  While in the "sub-tables" the borders should be

What is the best approach for this problem?

 I thought to use a table with a gap between its cells and
without borders collapsing, its cells being sub-tabels which have
border-collapse="collapse".  Do you think it is a good idea?  Is
there something easier?  What is the easiest way to set the gap
width between the sub-tables?

Thank you, best regards,

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