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In a custom framework, the table element as well as the table columns can have specified widths. For these widths to be considered by Author mode we need to provide the means to determine them. As explained in Configuring Tables, if you use the table element attribute width Oxygen XML Editor can determine the table width automatically. In this example the table has col elements with width attributes that are not recognized by default. You will need to implement a Java extension class to determine the column widths.

  1. Create the class simple.documentation.framework.TableColumnWidthProvider. This class must implement the ro.sync.ecss.extensions.api.AuthorTableColumnWidthProvider interface.
    import ro.sync.ecss.extensions.api.AuthorAccess;
    import ro.sync.ecss.extensions.api.AuthorOperationException;
    import ro.sync.ecss.extensions.api.AuthorTableColumnWidthProvider;
    import ro.sync.ecss.extensions.api.WidthRepresentation;
    import ro.sync.ecss.extensions.api.node.AuthorElement;
    
    public class TableColumnWidthProvider 
          implements AuthorTableColumnWidthProvider {
  2. Method init is taking as argument an ro.sync.ecss.extensions.api.node.AuthorElement that represents the XML table element. In our case the column widths are specified in col elements from the table element. In such cases you must collect the span information by analyzing the table element.
    public void init(AuthorElement tableElement) {
    	this.tableElement = tableElement;
     AuthorElement[] colChildren = tableElement.getElementsByLocalName("customcol");
        if (colChildren != null && colChildren.length > 0) {
    	for (int i = 0; i < colChildren.length; i++) {
    	  AuthorElement colChild = colChildren[i];
    	    if (i == 0) {
    		colsStartOffset = colChild.getStartOffset();
    	} 
    	    if (i == colChildren.length - 1) {
    		colsEndOffset = colChild.getEndOffset();
    	}
    	    // Determine the 'width' for this col.
    	    AttrValue colWidthAttribute = colChild.getAttribute("width");
    	    String colWidth = null;
    	    if (colWidthAttribute != null) {
    	      colWidth = colWidthAttribute.getValue();
               // Add WidthRepresentation objects for the columns this 'customcol'
    	    //  specification spans over.
    		colWidthSpecs.add(new WidthRepresentation(colWidth, true));
    	}
         }
       }
    }
  3. The method isTableAcceptingWidth should check if the table cells are td.
    public boolean isTableAcceptingWidth(String tableCellsTagName) {
      return "td".equals(tableCellsTagName);
    }
  4. The method isTableAndColumnsResizable should check if the table cells are td. This method determines if the table and its columns can be resized by dragging the edge of a column.
    public boolean isTableAndColumnsResizable(String tableCellsTagName) {
      return "td".equals(tableCellsTagName);
    }
  5. Methods getTableWidth and getCellWidth are used to determine the table and column width. The table layout engine will ask this ro.sync.ecss.extensions.api.AuthorTableColumnWidthProvider implementation what is the table width for each table element and the cell width for each cell element from the table that was marked as cell in the CSS using the property display:table-cell. The implementation is simple and just parses the value of the width attribute. The methods must return null for the tables / cells that do not have a specified width.
    	public WidthRepresentation getTableWidth(String tableCellsTagName) {
    		WidthRepresentation toReturn = null;
    		if (tableElement != null && "td".equals(tableCellsTagName)) {
    			AttrValue widthAttr = tableElement.getAttribute("width");
    			if (widthAttr != null) {
    				String width = widthAttr.getValue();
    				if (width != null) {
    					toReturn = new WidthRepresentation(width, true);
    				}
    			}
    		}
    		return toReturn;
    	}
            public List<WidthRepresentation> 
    getCellWidth(AuthorElement cellElement, int colNumberStart,
    			int colSpan) {
    		List<WidthRepresentation> toReturn = null;
    		int size = colWidthSpecs.size();
    		if (size >= colNumberStart && size >= colNumberStart + colSpan) {
    			toReturn = new ArrayList<WidthRepresentation>(colSpan);
    			for (int i = colNumberStart; i < colNumberStart + colSpan; i ++) {
    				// Add the column widths
    				toReturn.add(colWidthSpecs.get(i));
    			}
    		}
    		return toReturn;
    	}
  6. Methods commitTableWidthModification and commitColumnWidthModifications are used to commit changes made to the width of the table or its columns when using the mouse drag gestures.
    	public void commitTableWidthModification
    (AuthorDocumentController authorDocumentController,
    	int newTableWidth, String tableCellsTagName) throws AuthorOperationException {
    	if ("td".equals(tableCellsTagName)) {
    		if (newTableWidth > 0) {
    			if (tableElement != null) {
    				String newWidth = String.valueOf(newTableWidth);
    
    				authorDocumentController.setAttribute(
    						"width",
    						new AttrValue(newWidth),
    						tableElement);
    			} else {
    	throw new AuthorOperationException("Cannot find the table element.");
    				}
    			}
    		}
    	}
    public void commitColumnWidthModifications
     (AuthorDocumentController authorDocumentController,
    			WidthRepresentation[] colWidths, String tableCellsTagName)
     throws AuthorOperationException {
       if ("td".equals(tableCellsTagName)) {
         if (colWidths != null && tableElement != null) {
    	if (colsStartOffset >= 0 && colsEndOffset >= 0 
    && colsStartOffset < colsEndOffset) {
    		authorDocumentController.delete(colsStartOffset,
    				colsEndOffset);
    		}
    		String xmlFragment = createXMLFragment(colWidths);
    			int offset = -1;
    		AuthorElement[] header = tableElement.getElementsByLocalName("header");
    			if (header != null && header.length > 0) {
    				// Insert the cols elements before the 'header' element 
    				offset = header[0].getStartOffset();
    			}
    			if (offset == -1) {
      throw new AuthorOperationException("No valid offset to insert column width");
    				}
    				authorDocumentController.insertXMLFragment(xmlFragment, offset);
    			}
    		}
    	}
    
    	private String createXMLFragment(WidthRepresentation[] widthRepresentations) {
    		StringBuffer fragment = new StringBuffer();
    		String ns = tableElement.getNamespace();
    		for (int i = 0; i < widthRepresentations.length; i++) {
    			WidthRepresentation width = widthRepresentations[i];
    			fragment.append("<customcol");
    			String strRepresentation = width.getWidthRepresentation();
    			if (strRepresentation != null) {
    				fragment.append(" width=\"" + width.getWidthRepresentation() + "\"");
    			}
    			if (ns != null && ns.length() > 0) {
    				fragment.append(" xmlns=\"" + ns + "\"");
    			}
    			fragment.append("/>");
    		}
    		return fragment.toString();
    	}
  7. The following three methods are used to determine what type of column width specifications the table column width provider support. In our case all types of specifications are allowed:
    	public boolean isAcceptingFixedColumnWidths(String tableCellsTagName) {
    		return true;
    	}
    
    	public boolean isAcceptingPercentageColumnWidths(String tableCellsTagName) {
    		return true;
    	}
    
    	public boolean isAcceptingProportionalColumnWidths(String tableCellsTagName) {
    		return true;
    	}
    Note: The complete source code for framework customization examples can be found in the oxygen-sample-framework module of the Oxygen SDK , available as a Maven archetype on the Oxygen XML Editor website.

In the listing below, the XML document contains the table element:

<table width="300">
    <customcol width="50.0px"/>
    <customcol width="1*"/>
    <customcol width="2*"/>
    <customcol width="20%"/>
    <header>
        <td>C1</td>
        <td>C2</td>
        <td>C3</td>
        <td>C4</td>
    </header>
    <tr>
        <td>cs=1, rs=1</td>
        <td>cs=1, rs=1</td>
        <td row_span="2">cs=1, rs=2</td>
        <td row_span="3">cs=1, rs=3</td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
        <td>cs=1, rs=1</td>
        <td>cs=1, rs=1</td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
        <td column_span="3">cs=3, rs=1</td>
    </tr>
</table>

When no table column width provider is specified, the table has the following layout:

Figure: Table layout when no column width provider is specified

When the above implementation is configured, the table has the correct layout:

Figure: Columns with custom widths

Note: The complete source code for framework customization examples can be found in the oxygen-sample-framework module of the Oxygen SDK , available as a Maven archetype on the Oxygen XML Editor website.