RE: alignment in tables

Subject: RE: alignment in tables
From: "G. Ken Holman" <gkholman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 24 May 1999 15:37:49 -0700
At 99/05/21 08:43 +0200, Pieter Rijken wrote:
>I'm still puzzled about the 'cell-row-alignment:' characteristic of
>'table-cell'. The DSSSL standard says in section
>"cell-row-alignment: is one of the symbols start, end, or center,
>specifying the alignment of the content of the cell in the row
>progression direction. The initial value is start."
>If I understand it correctly, it is about the "content of the cell"!?

Yes, and to be precise, the paragraph flow object is the content of the
cell and the paragraph flow object is being aligned in the cell.  But since
the width of the paragraph flow object is the width of the cell, you can't
tell the difference between "start" and "end" values.

>Anyway, the 'quadding:' characteristic works fine.

Because that characteristic is controlling the character flow objects
inside the paragraph flow object ... the character flow objects are not the
objects that are in the cell.

I hope this has helped.

......... Ken

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