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From "Kirkilis, John (Nokia - US/Austin)" <john.kirki...@nokia.com>
Subject Repeating Table Captions Across Pages
Date Tue, 01 Sep 2020 22:44:04 GMT

I've spent a couple hours in the mail archives trying to determine the current state of the
implementation of retrieve-table-marker. The compliance table states that this is still just
partially implemented, and I'd like to understand what works and does not work in FOP 2.5.

The archives yielded a couple work-arounds, one that uses regular markers and the other which
uses table-markers, but these are at least 8 years old and I can't tell if they've been superceded.

  *   https://www.mail-archive.com/fop-users@xmlgraphics.apache.org/msg18790/example-1.fo
  *   https://www.mail-archive.com/fop-users@xmlgraphics.apache.org/msg18521.html

I need a solution that can generate repeating table titles with the string "(continued)" on
the 2nd and subsequent pages of a long table. These pages are generated dynamically using
the DITA Open-Toolkit's DITA to FO transform, which we've customized when needed.

Here's what I'd like to understand:

  *   What is the current state of the retrieve-table-marker compliance?
  *   Is full compliance needed to support repeating table titles?
  *   If so, how much effort would be required to address it?
     *   by a regular FOP contributor
     *   a Master's student with Java background
  *   If not, what's the most up-to-date method to implement repeating table titles using
a work-around for FOP 2.5?

Thanks in advance for any feedback,


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