Re: [xsl] empty fo-block in table cells not rendering

Subject: Re: [xsl] empty fo-block in table cells not rendering
From: "G. Ken Holman" <gkholman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 20 Feb 2004 13:15:39 -0500
At 2004-02-20 17:51 +0000, Mark Williams wrote:
I have the following in a fo file.  I would expect the table to render a
cell that effectively has 5 lines.  Instead it renders a table cell with
only 2 lines, that is, it ignores the empy blocks.

Yes, according to the Recommendation. An empty block has a size of zero and, therefore, doesn't take up any space on the page.

Use <block><leader/></block> to create a blank line.

If I duplicate the blocks in the same fo file, but outside of a table, it
renders 5 lines

That sounds like a bug.

as expected.

I wouldn't expect it.

Any idea why this might be and how I can get
the cell to render the empty blocks.

Empty blocks are, indeed, empty ... they have no size ... you cannot see them.

Your software is broken to show empty lines anywhere, regardless if they are inside or outside of a table.

I hope this helps.

.................... Ken

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