Re: flexible line-spacing?

Subject: Re: flexible line-spacing?
From: Matthias Clasen <clasen@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 13 Jan 2000 19:52:52 +0100
> Hi!
> When looking at the DSSSL specs, I discovered something which I don't think
> could have been forgotten, so I wonder if anyone has a solution:
> If I want to have a document formatted with the pages on one spread being
> balanced (i.e. the content of the page shall fill exactly the page height
> less the top and bottom margins, which is normally done by putting the
> placement path of the last text line on the bottom margin itself), this can
> be achieved by having the "space-before" or "space-after" of a paragraph
> being of type "display-space" with a minimum and a maximum length spec. This
> works fine if there is enough "stretchability" in these specs.
> Sometimes though the stretachbility is not enough, or there is no space
> between paragraphs at all (e.g. if a long paragraph fills a page
> completely). Normal typesetting would then resort to changing the
> line-spacing a little bit. But how can this be achieved in DSSSL? I did not
> find any characteristic to have such a flexible line-spacing generated?
> Has this simply been forgotten in the specs, or am I missing something?

I think the justify-spread? characteristic of the page-sequence FO is
intended to achieve this. Unfortunately, page-sequences remained
unimplemented so far.

Matthias Clasen, 
Tel. 0761/203-5606
Email: clasen@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Mathematisches Institut, Albert-Ludwigs-Universitaet Freiburg

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