Re: tables or grids ?

Subject: Re: tables or grids ?
From: David Carlisle <davidc@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 10 Aug 1998 11:25:38 +0100
me>..I don't see how I can
me>calculate the required amount of spacing given that I can't measure
me>anything in dsssl.

> Please allow me to share with you what I have done with tables.

Thanks, but I don't think I can use the table flow object at all
as I need to have tables inline not displayed, so I have to use the grid
flow object (which is inlined, but doesn't support spanning cells).
(If I can't support all of MathML, I could give up cell spanning
which isn't so common. I can't use display tables at all if that means
that I can't put brackets around them, give them superscripts etc,
as that is needed all the time.)

>  ( theTxt (data (current-node )))
>  ( tnTxtLngth (string-length theTxt))
> ...
>   (literal (number->string tnTxtLngth)) ;; length of text within this cell

That gives the number of characters in the input data for the cell
doesn't it? Rather than the length of data when typeset. This may
in some circumstances be a reasonable approximation but for mathematics
where the typeset output is so radically different from the source
markup it doesn't seem to have any relation.


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