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Subject [JIRA] Updated: (FOR-262) openoffice2forrest: add support for merged cells in tables
Date Sun, 05 Sep 2004 21:56:33 GMT
The following issue has been updated:

    Updater: Charles Palmer (
       Date: Sun, 5 Sep 2004 4:55 PM
The result of processing the .sxw file with the modified .xsl file, using Saxon. (I unzipped
the .sxw file and processed the content.xml. It was necessary to comment out the DTD at the
top of content.xml)
             Attachment changed to forrestdoc.xml
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        Key: FOR-262
    Summary: openoffice2forrest: add support for merged cells in tables
       Type: Improvement

     Status: Unassigned
   Priority: Major

    Project: Forrest

   Reporter: Charles Palmer

    Created: Sun, 22 Aug 2004 1:06 PM
    Updated: Sun, 5 Sep 2004 4:55 PM

Processing of OpenOffice files is useful, but tables containing merged cells are not handled
properly, preventing the use of many OpenOffice documents with Forrest.

If you merge two cells in OOo you get this attribute: table:number-columns-spanned="2" and
this could translate into the HTML colspan="2" attribute. But it's not happening - does this
first require an enhancement of the Forrest DTD? Which seems to contain the following:

<!ENTITY % cell.span 'colspan CDATA "1"
         rowspan CDATA "1"'> and 


Does this prevent cells from spanning rows and columns? 

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