Re: [xsl] Displaying Icon in Page Margin

Subject: Re: [xsl] Displaying Icon in Page Margin
From: "G. Ken Holman" <gkholman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 14 Sep 2011 21:15:55 -0400
At 2011-09-14 17:07 -0500, Brian Popp wrote:
I've been banging my head against a problem for most of the day

You are touching on the need for synchronization and XSL-FO 1.x does not support synchronization between separate areas, such as between the body region and a perimeter region. Actually, I lie, as the change bars are synchronized along the lines of what you need, but off the top of my head I cannot think of any other semantics.

The other method which seems more promising is to use floats like so:

I would have looked at floats myself.

This seems to work as designed, but unfortunately it is drawing the
graphic inside the table cell (to the left of the marked entry) and
not in the margin. Any help or pointers is greatly appreciated.

Two steps would be needed to accommodate this, both of:

(1) - try negative margins to push the content outside of the float and into the margin

(2) - collect all of the row's cell's requirements when processing the first cell (since it is adjacent to your margin), and then ignore the presence of the graphic when encountered in the actual cell (since it isn't adjacent to your margin) ... that way the negative margin trick (if it works) will always be putting the content into the margin.

I hope these suggestions point you in an acceptable direction. There is no "right" direction when there are no synchronization semantics available to you in the specification.

. . . . . . . . . Ken

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