RE: [xsl] XSL:FO - How to wrap non-word strings in table cells?

Subject: RE: [xsl] XSL:FO - How to wrap non-word strings in table cells?
From: "Kienle, Steven C [PGRD/0200]" <steven.c.kienle@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 2 Oct 2003 11:47:57 -0500
David Pawson wrote:

> The most often requested place is a table cell,
> so perhaps something like a hint to the processor,
> break-at="20" meaning if needed, presume a soft-hyphen at character
> 20 within any word?
> Any other suggestions anyone?

I haven't used FO, but I wouldn't think a break-at attribute would make
design sense.  By specifying a number like this, you get into the realm of
dealing with the physical result in the FO code rather than the logical
layout.  For example, if formatting for a mobile phone, the FO processor may
not have even 20 characters width to work with.

It would seem to me that an attribute, pardon the length, more like
allow-non-hyphen-break="on" (or whatever is the FO default for true/false
attributes) would provide a less physical implementation.  That way it would
be possible to specify that the processor may break words at non-hyphenated
points if required to fit the area provided.

As I said, I haven't dealt with FO, so please accept my apologies if I'm way
off base here.


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