Subject: Re: [xsl] block length|
From: "G. Ken Holman" <gkholman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 06 May 2009 10:39:58 -0400
I would be grateful for a suggestion. Here is my problem:
Let us have a piece of XSL-FO code like this:
<flow> ... <block id="b1"> ... </block> ... <block id="b2" margin-left="???"> ... </block> </flow>
How can I force the "b2" block to have a left margin equal to the length of the "b1" block?
Certainly in XSL-FO there is no way to measure the length of the "b1" block, and use that measurement.
It looks to me like you may be able to use tables with auto layout (though this is uncertain because each vendor can implement the auto layout column width determination using their own algorithms), or possibly better still would be putting "b1" into a side float and "b2" into regular flow. Putting the text of "b1" into a keep-together.within-line would mean the side float would end up as wide as the text.
But it may not work depending on what you want to flow between the two blocks.
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