Andreas L Delmelle wrote:
That is not DISagreeing with me, I think (almost on the contrary). I
did not mean total-fit in the sense of the implementation of the
algorithm, but total-fit as to the end-result: as such, a total-fit
result may precisely require a breaking-up into many smaller best- fits.
A total-fit result may just be much more difficult to accomplish with a
total-fit algorithm, than by a succession of best- fit loops,
interrupted and resumed at regular intervals.
Hmm. I tend to agree with Simon's perspective here. The terms
"total-fit" and "best-fit" refer to the implementation of the
algorithms. Surely the end result of the total-fit algorithm is the same
thing as the algorithm itself? The user expectation of total-fit may
well be what you describe, but I'm not sure how it could be achieved
using the algorithms themselves.
What I meant was (in reply to Chris' question):
If the layout-master-set is such that the region-body width changes
from one page to the next, I would not expect end-users to additionally
have to fiddle with extension-properties to make FOP behave as one
would generally expect... /That/ is simply native XSL- FO compliance to me.
That would be ideal :-)
However, I fear that would be too difficult to achieve. OTOH, my
understanding of Layout is not good enough to be certain.