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Subject: Re: [docbook-apps] Limitations in table border formatting with xsltproc+fop ?

Thanks Bob, (Second time you came to my rescue over the last three years when I obvously had too little coffee..)

I feel embarrassed ... I should have checked directly in the code for an extra "frame" added by my editor (I use Oxygen), but that never struck me since usually Oxygen is very good in not adding extra "fluff".




On 2012-01-15 19:12, Bob Stayton wrote:

Hi Johan,
I'm not able to duplicate all your problems.  I just tried FOP 1.0 on a table that had no frame attribute, and setting just the following params:

My results show a table border top and bottom only, and no visible cell borders. Does your table have a 'frame' attribute?  If so, then the 'default.table.frame' param will have no effect, because it is only used when there is no @frame attribute. Some XML editors may insert a frame attribute, by the way.
I also get the top and bottom table borders repeated at the page breaks because the stock 'table.table.properties' attribute set in DocBook XSL 1.76.1 comes with one of the conditionality attributes, and FOP 1 supports them.  Not sure why just one, but it seems to work sufficiently.  You mentioned version 1.76.2, but that does not exist.  It must be either 1.75.2 or 1.76.1.
Your goal of a row border to appear only below the table header will require a customization of the 'table.cell.properties'.  Copy that template from fo/table.xsl to your customization layer and add something like this:
If you are using the namespaced stylesheets, then add the d: prefix to thead and row in this example.
Bob Stayton
Sagehill Enterprises
----- Original Message -----
From: Johan Persson
To: docbook-apps@lists.oasis-open.org
Sent: Sunday, January 15, 2012 4:25 AM
Subject: [docbook-apps] Limitations in table border formatting with xsltproc+fop ?

(I'm using xsl-stylesheet v1.76.2 together with xsltproc and fop v1.0)

For printed output I want to get rid of some of the excess borders in the default output so I first removed the cell borders with

and this works as expected.

I then tried to frame the table only on the top and bottom with

but this has no effect. (I also tried the parameter 'table.frame.border.style' )

Other settings, such as "'none'" doesn't do anything either. Neither does adjusting thickness or color of the border either. This makes me believe there are some (known?) limitations in the tool chain.

Can anyone comment on the errors of my way in styling printed output tables?

(My end goal is to only have horizontal borders on top and bottom and below the table header row)

I should also add that the using the attributes directly from Bob S. book as below (to have closed frames table at page breaks) does not work either




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