Re: [xsl] How to achieve FO Table variable width with nowrap on cells

Subject: Re: [xsl] How to achieve FO Table variable width with nowrap on cells
From: "G. Ken Holman" <gkholman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2009 08:50:36 +0900
At 2009-01-25 11:10 -0700, Karl Stubsjoen wrote:
In FO, what would be the correct implementation for a table who's
width is strictly dependent on content, where the content does not
wrap in the table-cell.

In XSL-FO all table cell boundaries are either explicitly set by the stylesheet, or dynamically calculated by the formatter ... not dynamically set by the stylesheet.

And cell boundaries cannot be different on a per-row basis within a single table (though you can, of course, have many single-row tables).

I need:  label + value, underlined.  The length of the label is
dynamic (unknown), and same for the value.

Two possible ways:

(1) - use table-layout="fixed" and wrap the content of each cell in a block keeping the line contents together with something like wrap-option="no-wrap" or with a keep-together.within-line= to force the formatter to make its table column decisions without breaking the line content

(2) - use a side float instead of a table, again with something like wrap-option="no-wrap" on the block so that the formatter calculates the width of the float to be the width of the block

And you will need one table per label/value pair, or one side-float and associated block per label/value pair.

I hope this helps.

. . . . . . . . . . Ken

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