Pascal Sancho commented on FOP-2293:
By adding some fox:fitting-strategy property to fo:multi-switch, we are moving
away from its mere function of listing possibilities, and we are adding
selection semantics. I reckon this violates the (spirit of the) Recommendation,
that gives one function and only one to an element.
I do not share your point of view, the Recommendation being quite imprecise,
just giving limited (non-realist) use-case.
But I want to see this extension implemented, so your syntactic proposal sounds
good for me.
> Whitespace management extension
> Key: FOP-2293
> URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/FOP-2293
> Project: Fop
> Issue Type: New Feature
> Components: general
> Affects Versions: trunk
> Reporter: Seifeddine Dridi
> Priority: Minor
> Labels: XSL-FO
> Fix For: trunk
> Attachments: bestfit.fo, doc.pdf, FO_multi-switch.patch,
> FO_multi-switch_test.fo, multiple-feasible-nodes.fo, multi-switch_bestfit.fo,
> patch.patch, patch-rev1.1.patch, patch-rev1.patch, patch-rev2.patch
> I have been working on an extension for whitespace management, similar to
> what's described here:
> The logic of the extension is very simple: the user defines a set of
> alternatives that he wishes to insert at the end of a page, then if there is
> enough space left, FOP will pick the alternative that best matches the user's
> selection criteria (first fit, smallest fit, biggest fit).
> This is my first work on FOP and it took me almost 2 months to reach this
> stage in development. But it's not the end of course, so I'm relying on your
> feedback to improve it.
> Thank you
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