+1 from me, especially since you'll document it properly and because it
has the nice side-effect that we get to see more of your great work!

On 02.09.2005 09:35:41 Luca Furini wrote:
> Speaking of extensions, I'd like to resurrect the layout extensions that 
> were part of the code used to start the Knuth branch, but I want to be 
> sure I'm allowed to do it.
> 
> The set of extensions (a couple of new properties, and some new value for 
> an existing one) is aimed to give the user more control about the page 
> breaking: in particular, via these extensions it is possible to give the 
> application a list of properties that can be adjusted in order to fill all 
> the available bpd of a region (in addition / substitution to the spaces 
> between blocks [1]).
> 
> I started writing a wiki page about these extensions on the wiki at 
> http://wiki.apache.org/xmlgraphics-fop/LayoutExtensions (I really should 
> take some time to finish it!).
> 
> My highest-priority, short-term task is still to fix the behaviour of 
> page-number and page-number-citation, as I think these formatting object 
> must work in the next release: I have almost done, just have to finish 
> handling the case of justified ext. After that, obviously if there are no 
> objections against this, I'd like to spend some time on the extensions, 
> that I'm sure could come in handy for fop-users producing book-style (or 
> report-style) documents.
> 
> For example, here is a link to a message in the xsl-editors mailing list 
> requesting a feature which is completely equivalent to one of the layout 
> extensions: 
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/xsl-editors/2005JulSep/0007.html (many 
> thanks to Jeremias for pointing it out to me!). Should I be allowed to 
> keep working on this subject, I could answer him that fop will soon be 
> able to cope with his request.
> 
> Regards
>      Luca
> 
> [1] ... which makes me think that I should work on space resolution rules 
> too ... my to-do list keeps growing longer and longer! :-(

You should see my TODO list! :-)


Jeremias Maerki

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