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Re: [xsl] balanced columns?
Subject: Re: [xsl] balanced columns?|
From: Dan Vint <dvint@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 19 Sep 2005 17:40:28 -0700
At 05:11 PM 9/16/2005, G. Ken Holman wrote:
At 2005-09-16 08:24 -0700, Dan Vint wrote:
Whew! glad to hear this wasn't an RTFM ;-) Seems like this should have
just been another attribute for the page-layout information.
Perhaps, though why replicate something that is already available otherwise?
Well I wonder if the original authors knew this solution or it was
something overlooked. Certainly balanced columns is a generally known
requirement, so rather than making this something you have to cobble
together and discover in the standard, I would have expected a note to say,
"Oh by the way, to balance columns, we decided to just use the empty
fo:block that spans all columns"
Instead, when I go looking for information on balancing columns, there is
nothing in the spec about this functionality. I'm glad you had the work
around, but it was not an obvious thing to go do. It makes sense after you
pointed it out.
I also knew there was a reason why I stayed with one column documents.
Ken are you doing a full FO class at XML 2005? I think I took an XSLT
class from you at one of these past events.
I well remember you in the class, Dan, and no I'm not teaching at XML
2005. I am contemplating a publicly-subscribed delivery of each of the
XSLT (3-day) and XSL-FO (2-day) in March 2006, but the week isn't
scheduled yet and I have to ensure there is enough interested people to
make it worthwhile.
I'll know more by late October and if you or anyone else is interested in
the March course(s) somewhere in the north east (Boston area maybe?) then
let me know so I know I've got enough momentum to set it up.
The big problem is I have XML 2005 approved and can take any of the classes
there without fighting for it. My FO work amounts to about 4 weeks a year,
so it is hard to justify the additional time out for the training,
especially if it is a separate trip/class. Anyway, I'll keep track of your
offerings and see if something works out. For me a West coast deal would be
better (SF to be exact).
Good luck, Dan!
. . . . . . . Ken
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