Re: [xsl] XSL-FO: Background text spanned on several table cells

Subject: Re: [xsl] XSL-FO: Background text spanned on several table cells
From: Florent Georges <lists@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 19 Feb 2009 16:44:07 +0000 (GMT)
G. Ken Holman wrote:

> > Ideally, what I would like is something like this (the
> > vertical position of the background text does not really
> > matter):

> >

> >   But I don't know how to tell the processor to use all the
> > available vertical space for the inner table.

> By expressing the block-container height in the cells to be
> the sum of the heights of the rows being spanned.  I had to do
> this in my UN layout key stylesheets: every cell had an
> explicit block-progression-dimension= property.

> As I said, you are limited in your heights by having to
> expressly calculate what the heights are for cells.

> But since you know which rows are being spanned, and
> (hopefully) which heights are in those rows, it can still be
> calculated.

  Unfortunately I don't.  Depending on the length of the text
within them, the height of the spanned rows can vary.  So if I
understand correctly what you've said, it is not possible to
achieve this goal in plain XSL-FO, is it?

  Anyway, thanks for your help!

Florent Georges

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