[xep-support] Z-Index and Complete Support for Absolutely Positioned Block Containers

From: W. Eliot Kimber (eliot@isogen.com)
Date: Fri Nov 01 2002 - 11:47:33 PST

Currently XEP only supports absolutely positioned block containers by
positioning them relative to the page's reference area, not the nearest
ancestor reference area (e.g., region-body reference area). Any word on
when absolute positionging will be fully implemented? We're using it in
one document type to overlay text or graphics on top of another graphic,
e.g. (ignoring issues of dimension specifications):

   <fo:block><fo:external-graphic src="url(mygraphic.eps)"/></fo:block>

This works great because the inner block container is positioned
relative to its containing block-container. Without this I'd have to
know exactly where on the page the outer block-container fell, which of
course I can't know unless it too is absolutely positioned.

Also, any plans to implement z-index? Not a hard requirement since
stacking order seems to be pretty well defined within a flow, at least,
but handy for make sure you're 100% clear about what the result should be.



W. Eliot Kimber, eliot@isogen.com
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