You are right , of course.
However, this very large community ( one DITA LinkedIn group has 4,600 members, the Technical Doc group has over 14,000 members) does not see themselves as users of FOP but only as users of DITA-OT which in turn has a dependency on FOP.

As far as I know DITA is the most popular XML language for constructing documents and it seems odd that there is almost no connection between the Apache efforts in XML and the biggest potential set of users and drivers of demand for the things that XMLGraphics is producing.

I will pass on the information to the forum where the question was raised.

Thanks


On 23/05/2014 6:05 PM, Luis Bernardo wrote:

I think this only shows that the person is not going to the source (i.e., the FOP user mailing list) to request help.

The example shown can be greatly improved by using

<fo:leader width="100%" leader-pattern="use-content">.</fo:leader>

instead of

<fo:leader leader-pattern="dots" />

The FOP implementation repeats 3 dots (...) when using the leader-pattern="dots" which is not very intelligent since it can lead to misalignment many times. But by specifying the leader content as just one dot the result can be greatly improved, although I agree that there is room for improvement in this feature.


On 5/23/14, 4:14 PM, Ron Wheeler wrote:
The conversation below shows one of the reasons why I would like to see DITA 
become part of the XMLGraphics family.
One of the most experienced and influential DITA practitioners is giving advice 
about the suitability of FOP for producing correct PDFs.

Ron
-----------------------------


This is an issue with the FOP XSL-FO engine (one of many).

For top-qualify PDF output you really need to license Antenna House XSL
Formatter or RenderX XEP, both of which produce excellent results. FOP
simply has too many bugs and limitations to be generally useful for
production PDF generation using XSL-FO, unfortunately.

Cheers,


XXX



On 5/23/14, 9:54 AM, yyy [dita-users]"
<dita-us...@yahoogroups.com>  wrote:

[Attachment(s) <#TopText> from Mark Peters included below] Hi,


Using DITA-OT 1.7 and the default org.dita.pdf2 plugin, I notice that
some TOC entries are randomly misaligned slightly. The leader extends one
or two extra "dots."


For example (not sure if the formatting will come through correctly. An
image is also attached):

Chapter 1: RTI4T System Overview...........11
RTI System Diagram.....................................12
System Components...................................12
RTI Network Diagram...................................15
Summary of RTI Setup Tasks.......................15


Like I said, the misalignment is random. It's not all H1s or H2s, for
example, which would probably be relatively easy to fix.


Even more puzzling, the XSL-FO attributes in the temp files are identical
for nodes at the same level that have different alignments.

For example, here are two H1-level nodes. The first node is slightly
misaligned. But the indent values are identical for both nodes.

<fo:block start-indent="25pt + (1 * 30pt) + 14pt">
                    <fo:block end-indent="22pt" font-size="10pt"
font-weight="normal" last-line-end-indent="-22pt" text-align="justify"
text-align-last="justify" text-indent="-14pt">
                        <fo:basic-link
internal-destination="_OPENTOPIC_TOC_PROCESSING_d70e1310"
line-height="150%">
                            <fo:inline end-indent="14pt">RTI System
Diagram</fo:inline>
                            <fo:inline keep-together.within-line="always"
start-indent="-14pt">
                                <fo:leader leader-pattern="dots"/>
                                <fo:page-number-citation
ref-id="_OPENTOPIC_TOC_PROCESSING_d70e1310"/>
                            </fo:inline>
                        </fo:basic-link>
                    </fo:block>
                </fo:block>
                <fo:block start-indent="25pt + (1 * 30pt) + 14pt">
                    <fo:block end-indent="22pt" font-size="10pt"
font-weight="normal" last-line-end-indent="-22pt" text-align="justify"
text-align-last="justify" text-indent="-14pt">
                        <fo:basic-link
internal-destination="_OPENTOPIC_TOC_PROCESSING_d70e1334"
line-height="150%">
                            <fo:inline end-indent="14pt"> System
Components </fo:inline>
                            <fo:inline keep-together.within-line="always"
start-indent="-14pt">
                                <fo:leader leader-pattern="dots"/>
                                <fo:page-number-citation
ref-id="_OPENTOPIC_TOC_PROCESSING_d70e1334"/>
                            </fo:inline>
                        </fo:basic-link>
                    </fo:block>
                </fo:block>


I'm viewing the PDFs in Abobe Reader, but that hasn't made a difference
in the past.


Any idea what's going on?


Thanks for any insights.

yyy

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