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From vadim <vadim.taras...@swissonline.ch>
Subject Re: ugly tables in PDF files
Date Thu, 04 Aug 2005 23:03:32 GMT
Hi Ross,

Do you think it would good idea to introduce an attribute to <th>
element, whose value will indicate width of the column, for example, in
percent from the total width?

Would it be professional enough patch?

Best regards, vadim tarassov.

On Thu, 2005-08-04 at 23:16 +0100, Ross Gardler wrote:
> Neil Troy wrote:
> > vadim wrote:
> > 
> >> Hallo everybody,
> >>
> >> Do you know what is the reason to generate tables in PDF files of fixed
> >> width and fixed (probably hardcoded) column width? Tables look really
> >> ugly! Do you know if I can adjust something somewhere to get tables in
> >> PDF files to look better?
> 
> FOP (or FO rendering engine) does not support tables that auto size. see 
> http://xml.apache.org/fop/compliance.html#fo-object-table
> 
> > I needed to fix some tables quick.  
> 
> Professional patches welcome ;-)
> 
> You could count the chars in a all the cells then allocate the space 
> accordingly. This would work better but would have problems with tables 
> that involved images.
> 
> See the files in FORREST_HOME/main/skins/common/xslt/fo/
> 
> Ross
-- 
vadim <vadim.tarassov@swissonline.ch>


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