From: DESEYNE Jacques (Jacques.DESEYNE@swift.com)
Date: Fri Aug 20 2004 - 02:45:03 PDT
My apologies for expressing myself in such an unclear way: I meant that your table column width remains the same, with or without
the surrounding block, that is whatever the current font-family property happens to be. On the other hand, setting a different
font-size, at the root or the block level, changes the column width.
My first attempt to explain the phenomenon probably wasn't even correct.
From digging into the XSL-FO spec (22.214.171.124, "Relative Lengths") I understand that '1em' is defined as being equal to the current
font size. This is not the same as an 'intuitive' understanding in the sense of "the width of the 'm' character".
Then, I think it shouldn't come as a surprise that you get a column width of 66pt (as measured in Acrobat) if you ask for 6em and
the current font-size is 11pt.
-- Jacques Deseyne >-----Original Message----- >From: firstname.lastname@example.org >[mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Werner Donné >Sent: Thursday, August 19, 2004 6:41 PM >To: firstname.lastname@example.org >Subject: Re: [xep-support] XEP 3.8.2: Table column width seems >too large > >Jacques, > >When I remove that surrounding block the font-family just changes >to serif, which is set on root. The column width, however, is still >not the same as that of the preceding box. According to the spec >both the font-family and font-size properties apply to all elements >and they both inherit. So I still don't understand it. > >Thank you for the suggestion, > >Werner. > >DESEYNE Jacques wrote: >> Werner, >> >> Could it be that the 'font-family' property set on the >parent block is not inherited by the table and table-column >because it is not >> applicable to these elements? >> >> It seems as if the 'default' font-family and font-size >[which are 'agent'-specific] are used to set the 6em column >width (removing >> this surrounding block results in exactly the same column width). >> >> Cheers, >> -- >> Jacques Deseyne >> >> >>>-----Original Message----- >>>From: email@example.com >>>[mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Werner Donné >>>Sent: Thursday, August 19, 2004 3:15 PM >>>To: XEP Support >>>Subject: [xep-support] XEP 3.8.2: Table column width seems too large >>> >>>Hi, >>> >>>In the attached small example a monospace font is used. In >the document >>>there is a block containing an inline of width 6em. It has six >>>characters >>>in it. They fit perfectly as expected. The one-cell table >below has one >>>column which also has a width of 6em. The same six characters >>>are in the >>>table cell. However, there is no longer a perfect fit. The column is >>>actually wider than 6em. Is there a reason for this? >>> >>>Regards, >>> >>>Werner. >>>-- >>>Werner Donné -- Re BVBA >>>Engelbeekstraat 8 >>>B-3300 Tienen >>>tel: (+32) 486 425803 e-mail: email@example.com >>> > >-- >Werner Donné -- Re BVBA >Engelbeekstraat 8 >B-3300 Tienen >tel: (+32) 486 425803 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org > >------------------- >(*) To unsubscribe, send a message with words 'unsubscribe xep-support' >in the body of the message to email@example.com from the address >you are subscribed from. >(*) By using the Service, you expressly agree to these Terms >of Service http://www.renderx.com/tos.html > >
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