Hello XSL editors, I've got a few questions relative to the various white-space related properties in XSL which perhaps you could clarify.
1a. white-space-treatement: the values which ignore whitespace before, after or surrounding a linefeed, use the phrase "any character flow object ... whose character is classified ... as white space in XML (or any sequence of such character flow objects) that immediately precedes/follows a character flow object whose Unicode code point ... is U+000A". By immediately preceding (or following) is it your intention that the sequence of character FOs in question are siblings, or that they are adjacent in a traversal of character FO leaves? In the first (literal) interpretation, in the following example the spaces after "abc" will not be ignored, because the following linefeed is in the wrapper and not an immediate sibling. <fo:block>Text abc abc <fo:wrapper font-weight="bold"> xxx </fo:wrapper>......</fo:block> 1b. white-space-collapse: same question for the "true" value concerning collapse of immediately preceding/following or "consecutive". The literal interpretation is certainly easier to implement. If I use the "leaf-node" interpretation (ie, what is visible on the paper), there are some fuzzy cases where the value of the property can change in the middle of a sequence of white-space, which makes it hard to know what shold be done. On the other hand, in the case of fo:wrapper which is often used simply to change the font-style or weight, it seems logical that white-space handling should transparently cross the boundary. 2. suppress-at-line-break: the initial value of the property is "auto", which means that character FOs with a code point of U+0020 (space) are treated as if the value were "suppress". I take it that this means that the following fo example, with the default values for white-space-treatment and linefeed-treatment : <fo:block>(0xa) some text.(0xa) </fo:block> will _not_ generate a space before the "s" of "some text", nor at the end. On the other hand, using white-space-treatment="preserve", linefeed-treatment="preserve" and white-space-collapse="false", the leading spaces are not suppressed because they are not "formatter-generated". Seems reasonable to me. Thanks in advance, Karen Lease [EMAIL PROTECTED] Senior Software Developer/SPX Valley Forge FOPper --------------------------------------------------------------------- To unsubscribe, e-mail: [EMAIL PROTECTED] For additional commands, email: [EMAIL PROTECTED]