I’ve just put the documentation under version control: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc?view=rev&revision=706297 so that it’s easy to track changes.
Vincent Vincent Hennebert wrote: > Hi All, > > I realize that I haven’t given any news about my prototype for quite > a while now. This is not entirely due to holidays, unfortunately... > > Mixing line- and page-level breaking in paragraphs appeared to be the > easy part. Even if I brought major refactorings to the code since > I started working on it, at least I could come up with something > basically working. Regarding tables, however, I haven’t really managed > to find a satisfying solution yet. I did manage to implement a dirty > hack in the prototype, but it doesn’t even merge columns properly. All > I can think of is either too complex, too slow, too awkward, or even > wrong. That said, I have the gut feeling that I’m not far from the > solution. > > So I thought it was time for writing some documentation, and ask the > community for feedback. Having different brains look at it from their > own perspectives may help coming to a solution. At any rate, just > writing doc helps me clarify my ideas in my own head, so it’s not wasted > time. > > You will find a presentation of the problem here: > http://people.apache.org/~vhennebert/prototype/ > A pdf version is available for those who are allergic to screen-reading: > http://people.apache.org/~vhennebert/prototype/prototype.pdf > > There’s more to come, obviously. Comments will be very welcome; given > that it’s often the most naive and stupid question that leads to the > solution, please don’t feel shy ;-) > > Thanks, > Vincent