Hello, just a short status / question update.
I have added the fo:change-bar-begin/end elements with their properties. Validation is also implemented, but: - In contrast to the other fo: elements, the change-bar-* elements are allowed to occur everywhere, as long as they have an fo:flow or fo:static-content ancestor. All the elements do their content validation via validateChildNode() (e.g. Block.java in o.a.fop.fo.flow). As I didn't want to add acceptance of change-bar-* children to all fo: elements under o.a.fop.fo.flow, I added to FNode.java a validateChildNodeGlobal() function that performs the "global" check for change-bar-* children and then calls validateChildNode() to perform the local check for each element. in FOTreeBuilder.java this is then called instead of validateChildNode(). The version of validateChildNodeGlobal() applicable for change bars is added in FObj.java Validation of the stacking constraints of change-bar-begin and -end are also done. Error messages and codes for validation errors are also already added. What remains is layout and producing the change bar areas. If I read the spec right, the intended semantics of the change-bar-elements is the following: - for all elements generating areas that are under the influence of a change bar, add fixed areas as tall as the generated areas and placed beside the column of that area as given by the change bar properties. - "being under the influence of a change bar" is defined by the file order of elements in the input. I.e., any element between a change-bar-start and corresponding change-bar-end (same class) is influenced by that change bar. For me, that means that an element can be under the influence of multiple change bars, naturally. My idea is now along the following lines: - Remember for each element during parsing the change bars it is influenced by. - After layout, go over all areas produced by those influenced elements and add the areas for the change bars (thus, only an area with proper border attributes). Can this be realizes in such a way in FOP? I appreciate any comments and suggestions! I will be able to produce a first diff of my code this weekend. Best regards... Stephan > - retrieving the start- and end locations of the bars during layout > (org.apache.fop.layoutmgr) > - creating the appropriate areas (will probably have to be done in > o.a.f.layoutmgr.PageSequenceLayoutManager) > > That should be enough to get you started. If you have any question, see > you on fop-dev! > > Vincent -- Dr.-Ing. Stephan Thesing Elektrastr. 50 81925 München GERMANY Jetzt kostenlos herunterladen: Internet Explorer 8 und Mozilla Firefox 3 - sicherer, schneller und einfacher! http://portal.gmx.net/de/go/chbrowser