Re: [xsl] FOP transform region issue

Subject: Re: [xsl] FOP transform region issue
From: "G. Ken Holman" <gkholman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 27 Oct 2009 13:42:42 -0400
At 2009-10-27 10:28 -0700, mark bordelon wrote:
OK, following instructions,
I have only one flow for the body and static-content for the before-region.

Structure looks like this:

I removed the XSLT and just edited a raw XSL-FO file so as to be able to test the pertinent issues without the XSLT getting in the way. I also had to flesh out the table and the body to get some text. I was left with this:

<fo:root xmlns:fo="";>
<fo:simple-page-master master-name="cover_letter" page-width="8.5in" page-height="11in" margin-top="0.5in" margin-bottom=".5in" margin-left="0.5in" margin-right="1in">
<fo:region-body margin-left="0.50in" margin-top="1.25in" />
<fo:region-before extent="1in"/>

   <fo:page-sequence master-reference="cover_letter"

    <fo:static-content flow-name="xsl-region-before">
      <!-- none of this is appearing !!! -->
     <fo:table table-layout="fixed">
           <fo:block>Hello in the header table!</fo:block>
    <fo:flow flow-name="xsl-region-body">
     <fo:block font-family="LinotypeSyntax" font-size="8pt">
       Hello in the body.
    </fo:flow> <!-- for the body -->

When I run the above through four XSL-FO processors (including FOP), I get both the header and the body showing. I am also using FOP 0.95 and I get these messages:

t:\ftemp>xslfo-pdf-fop mark.pdf -v
FOP Version 0.95
Oct 27, 2009 1:37:03 PM org.apache.fop.fonts.FontInfo notifyFontReplacement
WARNING: Font 'LinotypeSyntax,normal,400' not found. Substituting with 'any,normal,400'.
Oct 27, 2009 1:37:03 PM org.apache.fop.layoutmgr.table.TableLayoutManager getNextKnuthElements
INFO: table-layout="fixed" and width="auto", but auto-layout not supported => assuming width="100%"


But the bad news is the static-content for the before-region does not appear

I am seeing the static content, so I'm not sure how to mimic the problems you are experiencing.

Perhaps someone on the list with FOP experience can recognize the differences in behaviours.

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

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