Peter B. West wrote:
> Victor, I think you may have misinterpreted an aspect of
> Defoe's design.
> The re-parsing (of attribute data) is only required for
> static-content and markers. Even then, it is not essential,
> merely the simplest way to achieve the result, given a stream
> of pre-parsed (in SAX terms) events.
> I'm quite happy with serializing the partial results where
> rendering cannot be resolved due to forward references. I
> don't see auto table layout and other localized look-ahead
> requiring this.
Now that you mention it, I recall you saying something about a "temporary
data structure" (IIRC), to which I replied "sounds like an FO Tree", to
which I never received a substantive reply. My apologies -- I didn't mean to
I have some other comments on the table layout and look-ahead issues, but
I'll make them to you off-line, because I think the FOP folks don't want the
design conversations here.
My apologies for my part in starting this thread. Simon's original comment
could be interpreted in either a general or specific way, and I just wanted
to clarify that aspect of it. I didn't mean to start a debate at all.