I’ve started to work on this. Any feedback about the proposed extension
from any interested party will be most welcome.


On 19/09/12 12:22, bugzi...@apache.org wrote:
> https://issues.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=53902
>           Priority: P2
>             Bug ID: 53902
>            Summary: Add scope to header table cell
> In XSL-FO, header table cells (fo:table-cell elements that descend from an
> fo:table-header/footer object) inherently encompass a column of the table. 
> This
> is due to the way tables are broken down into fo:table-header, fo:table-body
> and fo:table-footer.
> There is no XSL-FO construct to say that a table-cell is a header cell
> encompassing a /row/ of the table. It can be achieved graphically by e.g.,
> using a bold font for the first cell of a row, but the structure won't reflect
> that.
> This becomes a problem when creating accessible PDF documents, where it is
> desirable to store the scope of a header in the logical structure. PDF defines
> the standard Scope attribute for that (see Section 10.7.5 of the PDF 1.5
> Reference).
> I propose to add an extension property to fo:table-cell in order to convey 
> that
> information. Along with setting the 'role' property to 'TH', it would become
> possible to define a cell as being a header cell with a scope of Row. 
> Something
> like this:
>   <fo:table-cell role="TH" fox:scope="Row">
>     ...
>   </fo:table-cell>
> The fox:scope property would have an enumerated value of 'Column' (default),
> 'Row' or 'Both'.

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