Re: [xsl] General XSL-FO Advice Sought.

Subject: Re: [xsl] General XSL-FO Advice Sought.
From: "G. Ken Holman" <gkholman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2003 15:12:32 -0500
At 2003-12-11 13:48 -0500, you wrote:
I'm laying out something that has columns within columns within columns.
Is there any significant advantage in using XSL's columns over its tables for layout purposes in a print document?


You cannot specify in XSL-FO 1.0 that the content flow go through one table's column followed by another column. You have to package the content for the columns in advance of the transformation .. and there are no ways to measure how much of a column might be occupied by your content in order to know where to break and package it.

But ... in XSL-FO 1.0 you cannot have columns within columns.. the number of columns is described in the page geometry and must be equally-sized and evenly-spaced.

I hope this helps.

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

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