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Jan Tošovský updated FOP-1760:
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    Attachment: patch_against_rev_1686494_2015-06-19.patch
                changebars.pdf
                changebars.fo

Updated patch with a test document. Please note some examples in FO file are 
commented (see the reason below).

The original patch solves IMO majority of real cases. There is a room for 
further improvements, but hard to say how much effort is needed:

Issues:
(1) When dotted or dashed bars are used, change bars are drawn, but the text 
after change-bar-begin tag disappear (and no error is shown). Surprisingly it 
works for more obscure styles like ridge or groove.

(2) Overlapping bars are not supported. I would at least expect a warning (not 
supported yet) instead of exception.

(3) change-bar-placement inside/outside renders bars IMO shifted. I would 
expect them in the position start/end.

(4) Surrounding <fo:table-cell> by change bars seems to be unsupported (Class 
Cast Exception). Surrounding fo:table-row and surprisingly also entire 
fo:table-header/body/footer works fine.

(5) clone method in BodyArea class looks suspicious to me ;-)


> [PATCH] FOP doesn't support change bar generation
> -------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: FOP-1760
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/FOP-1760
>             Project: FOP
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: unqualified
>    Affects Versions: trunk
>         Environment: Operating System: All
> Platform: All
>            Reporter: Stephan Thesing
>         Attachments: change-bars.fo, change_bars_diff.txt, changebar.diff, 
> changebar_20110308.diff, changebars.fo, changebars.pdf, 
> changebars_20110512.diff, diff_2010_03_06.txt, fop_20120507.diff, 
> fop_changebars_20120506.diff, patch_against_rev_1686494_2015-06-19.patch
>
>
> In order to produce change bars along the columns for changed contents,
> FO supports the fo:change-bar-begin and fo:change-bar-end elements.
> These are not supported by FOP.
> Support for change bars should be added.
> Effort needed
>  - add parsing and validation of fo: elements
>  - determine fo elements under influence of one or more change bars
>  - when creating areas from such affected fo elements, create additional areas
>     representing the change bars as defined in the FO standard.



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