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Re: Generating table rows dynamically

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  • nilendu_b
    I think it is excellent solution but i ran into following problems... When I used fop 0.20.4 it said starts-row not supported yet . Then I tried with fop
    Message 1 of 9 , Jul 5, 2003
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      I think it is excellent solution but i ran into following problems...

      When I used fop 0.20.4 it said "starts-row not supported yet".
      Then I tried with fop 0.20.5 and then it said "A table cell must be a
      child of fo:table-row, not fo:table-body"

      Nilendu

      --- In XSL-FO@yahoogroups.com, "G. Ken Holman" <gkholman@c...> wrote:
      > I thought of a more elegant approach than I first recommended
      because of a
      > very useful feature available in XSL-FO than can be taken advantage
      of in
      > this case.
      >
      > Following my earlier suggestion, you correctly used the row-
      oriented
      > row-grouping strategy for building rows of an XSL-FO table:
      >
      > At 2003-07-04 13:32 +0000, nilendu_b wrote:
      > > <xsl:for-each select="Category[position() mod 2 != 0]">
      > > <fo:table-row>
      > > <fo:table-cell>
      > > <fo:block>
      > > <xsl:value-of select="."/>
      > > </fo:block>
      > > </fo:table-cell>
      > > <fo:table-cell>
      > > <fo:block>
      > > <xsl:value-of
      > > select="following-sibling::Category[1]"/>
      > > </fo:block>
      > > </fo:table-cell>
      > > </fo:table-row>
      > > </xsl:for-each>
      >
      > My suggestion now is to use the cell-oriented row-grouping strategy
      > available in XSL-FO:
      >
      > <fo:page-sequence master-reference="psmA">
      > <fo:flow flow-name="xsl-region-body">
      > <fo:block>
      > <fo:table table-layout="fixed">
      > <fo:table-column column-width="12.6cm"/>
      > <fo:table-column column-width="12.6cm"/>
      > <fo:table-body>
      > <xsl:for-each select="Category">
      > <fo:table-cell>
      > <xsl:if test="position() mod 2">
      > <xsl:attribute name="starts-row">
      > <xsl:text>true</xsl:text>
      > </xsl:attribute>
      > </xsl:if>
      > <fo:block>
      > <xsl:value-of select="."/>
      > </fo:block>
      > </fo:table-cell>
      > </xsl:for-each>
      > </fo:table-body>
      > </fo:table>
      > </fo:block>
      > </fo:flow>
      > </fo:page-sequence>
      >
      > Note how in the above that the <table-cell>s are children of <table-
      body>
      > and that there is no <table-row> construct: I'm using starts-
      row="true"
      > every second entry to tell the processor to start a new row of the
      table.
      >
      > One doesn't have to use the following-sibling axis or try and do
      grouping
      > in logic ... rather, one takes advantage of XSL-FO's implicit
      grouping
      > ability by signalling the need to start (or end) a row with the
      given
      > cell. This makes the XSLT much easier to write and much easier to
      understand.
      >
      > I hope this helps.
      >
      > ........................ Ken
      >
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    • G. Ken Holman
      ... That tells me FOP isn t yet supporting the formatting object correctly. The Recommendation does allow children of in order to
      Message 2 of 9 , Jul 5, 2003
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        At 2003-07-05 09:15 +0000, nilendu_b wrote:
        >I think it is excellent solution but i ran into following problems...
        >
        >When I used fop 0.20.4 it said "starts-row not supported yet".
        >Then I tried with fop 0.20.5 and then it said "A table cell must be a
        >child of fo:table-row, not fo:table-body"

        That tells me FOP isn't yet supporting the formatting object
        correctly. The Recommendation does allow <table-cell> children of
        <table-body> in order to use the cell-based row-grouping strategy with
        starts-row= and ends-row= properties. Using the <table-row> for the
        row-based row-grouping strategy is only one of the two options and is not
        mandatory.

        Both Antenna House and RenderX support it, and I teach and use this in the
        exercises of my training course.

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


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