The span attribute should be set on the top-level fo:block-container:
<fo:block-container span="all">
This will give you the expected output.

2012/7/2 Phillip B Oldham <phillip.old...@gmail.com>:
> Hi all
> I'd like to have a 2-col layout which flows over a number of pages,
> but on the first page I'd like to have an image which displays across
> both columns. Preferably, I'd like to have this image at the bottom of
> the page, but if this isn't achievable having it at the top of the
> page would be fine.
> The problem I'm having is that the image doesn't seem to break across
> both columns - just one. Approaches I have tried include:
> - Wrapping the "column content" in a block-container, and having the
> block containing the image before this.
> - Placing the block containing in the image within the block-container
> and setting `span="all"`.
> - Creating a footnote (this causes the first column to flow to the
> footer and render below the image, but the second column does break as
> expected).
> - Floats (don't seem to work at all).
> Tables aren't an option as the content is dynamic; I cannot be sure of
> length and therefore can't break into left/right cols. The image is
> supplied also; while I can set the width, the hight could be anything
> so I can't use margins/padding to fix the issue.
> I've attached a PDF to show the problems I'm having, and the FO which
> I'm using, along with an image to help describe what I'm trying to
> achieve.
> Any suggestions?
> --
> Phillip B Oldham
> phillip.old...@gmail.com
> +44 (0) 7525 01 09 01


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