FOP 0.8.1 released

Subject: FOP 0.8.1 released
From: "James Tauber" <jtauber@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 17 Jul 1999 16:36:13 +0800


Mostly bug fixes relating to lists as well as some other things.


FOP is the world's first (but no longer only) print formatter driven by XSL
formatting objects. It is a Java 1.1 application that reads a formatting
object tree and then turns it into a PDF document. The formatting object
tree, can be in the form of an XML document (output by an XSLT engine like
XT) or can be passed in memory as a DOM Document.

Note that FOP is still alpha. It is slow, buggy and doesn't support much of
the XSL spec. It's getting there, though.


If unknown metric for a particular character, assumes with of "N". Page
breaks between blocks within blocks produce the right number of block areas
on the new page. PDF more heavily commented for testing purposes. Version
class implemented for consistency within Cocoon. Null display spaces not
represented in PDF. Made XML output of areas/spaces pretty-printed. Removed
some old XML output code that wasn't used. Fixed bug where half-leading
display spaces were put in for block areas with no lines. Fixed bug that
labels take up block-progression space in addition to body. If first word in
line won't fit, it now overruns rather than goes into infinite loop (code
for truncation in there too, but currently commented out).
provisional-distance-between-starts and provisional-label-separation are now
actually used for lists.

James Tauber / jtauber@xxxxxxxxxxx /
Maintainer of :, and

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