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From Chris Bowditch <bowditch_ch...@hotmail.com>
Subject Re: Help me in Page Border
Date Wed, 09 Jun 2004 08:11:58 GMT
J.Pietschmann wrote:
> Chris Bowditch wrote:
> 
>> beacuase block-container is an out of flow object, typically used for 
>> absolutely positioning data. As such it does not generate content that 
>> flows onto further pages.
> 
> 
> This is not correct. An absolutely positioned block-container is
> an out-of-flow object and wont break across pages, but otherwise
> a block-container should work the same way a normal block works,
> with the exception that the block-container generates reference
> areas and therefore can be used to change writing modes and reference
> orientation. The FOP maintenance branch implementation isn't complete
> in particular with regards to the latter. It should break across pages
> unless absolutely positioned though. I suspect the OP did this,
> otherwise it wouldn't be of any use for generating the page border
> (height is ignored as well unless absolute positioning is in effect).

You are right of course. I was too lazy to explain the fact that 
block-containers dont have to be absolutely positioned but FOP doesnt 
implement them.

Chris



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