Thanks. I think this has only to do with the rules to handle keeps and breaks and how to resolve conflicts. I don't think, however, that these parts create a restriction which tells us what page-breaking strategy to pursue. We could probably run with a first-fit strategy and still fulfill the rules below if we accept a lot of backtracking. But as Simon suggested, this seems to be a poor approach.
Keeps and breaks are only part of what a page breaking algorithm has to deal with. See .  http://wiki.apache.org/xmlgraphics-fop/PageLayout/InfluencingFeatures On 02.03.2005 16:44:17 Glen Mazza wrote: > I'm unsure here. My interpretation comes from two > places: > > 1.) Section 4.8, the last paragraph of : > > "The area tree is constrained to satisfy all break > conditions imposed. ***Each keep condition must also > be satisfied***, except when this would cause a break > condition or a stronger keep condition to fail to be > satisfied." > > i.e., keep conditions need to be satisfied. > > 2.) The definitions of the three keep- properties >  each have a initial value of "auto", meaning > "There are no keep- conditions imposed by this > property." > > So by default, if the user does not explicitly specify > keep properties, e.g., "keep-together.within-page", no > text, pictures, etc. are to be kept together on the > same page, if they wouldn't already be so due to > free-flowing (i.e., first-fit) text. Everything would > become free-flowing in order to obey the stylesheet > writer's specifications. > > Just my $0.02. > > Thanks, > Glen > >  > http://www.w3.org/TR/2001/REC-xsl-20011015/slice4.html#keepbreak > >  > http://www.w3.org/TR/2001/REC-xsl-20011015/slice7.html#keep-together > > > --- Jeremias Maerki <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > > Where did you find such a suggestion? I'd be > > interested to know if > > there's a hint in this direction in the spec. I > > thought it was up to the > > implementation to decide the strategy. > > > > I think the way we're now taking in our discussion > > suggests that we're > > not going to do a first-fit strategy at all. If > > we're really going down > > the two-strategy path we'll probably end up with a > > best-fit strategy and > > a total-fit or best-fit plus look-ahead. (See > > Simon's list ) But > > that's something we still need to figure out > > together. > > > > If we ever have multiple page-breaking options, it can > be a user-defined configuration switch. No problem > there. > > Glen > > > >  > > http://wiki.apache.org/xmlgraphics-fop/PageLayout > > > > On 02.03.2005 14:48:17 Glen Mazza wrote: > > > Just a sanity check here, the XSL specification > > seems > > > to suggest always the first-fit strategy for page > > > breaking *except* where keeps are explicitly > > > specified. Am I correct here? And, if so, is > > what > > > you're planning going to result in an algorithm > > that > > > will help us do this? > > > > > > Jeremias Maerki > > > > Jeremias Maerki