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From intasi <int...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: floating elements issue
Date Fri, 22 Jul 2011 03:36:22 GMT
if im not mistaken u can use a xsl number format funtion... we had the same
issue in our project and this was the solution.

eg: format-number(1.2 - 0.1,'#.##########') would return 1.1


Hope it helps
Asitha Weerasinghe

On Fri, Jul 22, 2011 at 1:01 AM, Andreas L. Delmelle <
andreas.delmelle@telenet.be> wrote:

> On 21 Jul 2011, at 14:37, Marcos GarcĂ­a wrote:
> Hi Marcos
> > <snip />
> > Is there something I am missing, or do you think I should change my
> approach altogether, and use another mechanism for inserting textboxes or
> other floating elements using Apache-Fop?
> XSL-FO defines fo:float, which FOP unfortunately does not yet support. I am
> unsure whether that is what you would need. fo:float can be used for
> before/start/end floating content. To have content float on the after-edge
> (i.e. the bottom of the page), one would have to resort to fo:footnotes,
> which would imply that the floating content is then mixed with other
> footnotes, if present.
> That said, you might be able to pull it off using a regular block-container
> that takes up 100% of the available height, and then insert the text-boxes
> in 'absolute' positioned block-containers within the regular
> block-container. Absolute will then mean relative to the outer
> block-container.
> Granted, the boxes would then be independent of the surrounding content
> --i.e. there would be no intrusions; the surrounding content will just be
> rendered as if they weren't there--, so that may not correspond with the
> expectations about 'floating'...
> At any rate, if you can use explicit 'top' coordinates, it would not matter
> in which order they appear in the FO. The only constraints are that FOP has
> no support for z-index, so if the boxes would overlap, the one that appears
> last in the stream will always be rendered 'on top'.
> The following sample probably may give a better idea of what I mean:
> <fo:block-container height="100%" border="0.5pt solid red">
>  <fo:block-container absolute-position="absolute" top="100% - 1.2em"
> left="0" border="0.5pt solid blue">
>    <fo:block>Bottom of the page</fo:block>
>  </fo:block-container>
>  <fo:block-container absolute-position="absolute" top="0" left="0"
> border="0.5pt solid blue">
>    <fo:block>Top of the page</fo:block>
>  </fo:block-container>
> </fo:block-container>
> Try putting a fo:block in between those two fo:block-containers, and you'll
> also see what I mean by 'no intrusions' higher up. That block would just
> overlap with the text-box at the top.
> Also, unless it is really needed for some reason (special text-effects,
> rotations, transformations...), I would try to cut out SVG and work as much
> in pure XSL-FO as possible.
> HTH!
> Regards,
> Andreas
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