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Subject: Re: [docbook] Possible bug in pdf table output?

Ruth Ivimey-Cook <Ruth.Ivimey-Cook@ivimey.org> writes:

> Folks,
> If I include the following colspecs in my xml, I cannot create a pdf


> > (ruthc) filestore 64> xmlto pdf outline.xml
> > Making portrait pages on A4 paper (210mmx297mm)
> > This is pdfTeX, Version 3.14159-1.10b (Web2C 7.4.5)
> > (./tmp.fo{/usr/share/texmf/pdftex/config/pdftex.cfg}
> > LaTeX2e <2001/06/01>
> > Babel <v3.7h> and hyphenation patterns for american, french, german, ngerman, n
> > ohyphenation, loaded.
> > xmltex version: 2002/06/25 v1.9 (Exp):
> > (/usr/share/texmf/tex/xmltex/xmltex.cfg)
> > No File: tmp.cfg (/usr/share/texmf/tex/xmltex/passivetex/fotex.xmt)

You're using xmlto, and xmlto uses passivetex. The problem you're
seeing may be a passivetex bug. The current DocBook stylesheets
don't attempt to support passivetex. (There are just too many bugs
and deficiencies in passivetex to work around. And passivetex has
not been maintained for at least 2 years now and will never be

You might try using FOP and see if you can get any better results.


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