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Subject: Re: [docbook-apps] Table head output in FO

In version 1.66.1, two new empty templates were added to help format tables.
The template named table.cell.properties is called just after each
<fo:table-cell> to allow you to add attributes on the element.  And the
template named table.cell.block.properties is called just after the
<fo:block> inside the cell to put properties on the fo:block.  So you could
use them like this:

<xsl:template name="table.cell.properties">
    <xsl:when test="ancestor::thead">
      <xsl:attribute name="background-color">blue</xsl:attribute>

<xsl:template name="table.cell.block.properties">
  <!-- highlight text in table head -->
  <xsl:if test="ancestor::thead">
    <xsl:attribute name="font-weight">bold</xsl:attribute>

These two templates also permit you to implement table styles.  The DocBook
table element takes a "tabstyle" attribute, where you can designate a table
style name.  These templates could then check the @tabstyle value on the
table cell's ancestor table (or informaltable), and then base the properties
it adds on that setting using a larger "choose" statement.

Bob Stayton
Sagehill Enterprises
DocBook Consulting

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Pirjo Tinat" <ptinat@yahoo.com>
To: <docbook-apps@lists.oasis-open.org>
Sent: Tuesday, November 02, 2004 2:57 AM
Subject: [docbook-apps] Table head output in FO

> Hi all,
> How can I control the table head's output in pdf? I would like to
> have all table/thead/rows with a background-color and all
> table/thead/row/entries with bold.
> In HTML this is obvious, but how about pdf (I'm using XEP)?
> In DocBook XSL: The Complete Guide it says that "Currently the row
> customization only works for HTML output". Does this mean that for
> now there is no solution beyond PIs?
> I do not want to use processing instructions, because I may want to
> change the layout later for all tables and I don't want to revisit
> all tables (in addition to the problems our system has with PIs, as I
> explained in a previous email).
> TIA,
> Pirjo :-)
> Pirjo Tinat
> Documentation Specialist
> Done Information Oy
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