From: W. Eliot Kimber (email@example.com)
Date: Thu Nov 07 2002 - 09:03:41 PST
David Tolpin wrote:
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>>In the attached FO sample, the third link sample uses a block-container
>>inside an fo:basic-link to create an explicitly-sized "button". When I
>>render with 3.03, the button link isn't active. I use just fo:block (not
>>block-container), the link works. When I render this sample with XSL
>>Formatter, the link works.
> There was a a long and hot dispute a while ago on one of the list
> regarding the exact area that must be made hot according to the recommendation.
> The recommendation says that all 'containing' areas of a basic-link must
> be made hot. In XEP's opinion, that's an inline.
I'm not sure what "containing areas" means in 6.9.2, but in any case, I
don't see any "must" in that discussion at all. In fact, the spec leaves
the details of link activation behavior or anchor representation
> XSL Formatter makes all _contained_ areas hot, but that poses a lot of questions,
> such as whether absolute containers rooted at a basic-link, footnotes, floats
> and other things should be made hot too.
My expectation is what XSL Formatter does: that the inline areas
generated by the children of basic-link are hot. I don't see how it can
be any other way. Certainly do this enables a lot of interesting
applications, such as creating hotspots on graphics.
I would not expect footnote areas rooted in a basic-link to be hot, but
the spec certainly doesn't say one way or another that I can find.
However, I wouldn't consider it bad if a float contained within a
basic-link was hot. A footnote is another matter--one doesn't normally
think of the footnote as being part of the thing that anchors it--a
footnote is semantically an annotation of the thing that anchors it.
Floats have a less clear semantic--they might have an annotative
semantic relationship (e.g., marginal notes) or they might be just
achieving some formatting effect (like a dropped capital with wrapped text).
In general, I would think that being more inclusive rather than less
inclusive would be the better implementation choice.
Set background-color on basic-link
> to see what exactly is the clickable area.
In my sample using block-container, if I set background-color to "red"
on basic-link the linkable area is a thin rule to the right of the work
"block" in the link preceding the rendered "button".
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