Re: [xep-support] Table width in XEP 4

From: David Tolpin <>
Date: Thu Oct 28 2004 - 06:38:32 PDT

Hi Jirka,

this is done in confromance with the specification.
By default, table-layout="fixed". For table-layout="fixed",
table width is determined in the same way as of a block container
or a block in the same context, that is, 100% (with some reservations).
The columns are then widened to fill the whole table width.

What you want is <fo:table table-layout="auto">, then the same.
Should work.


Jirka Kosek:
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> Hi,
> I found one difference between XEP 4 and 3 and I wan't to know how to
> overcome it.
> Let's say that I want table with two columns -- 1st column's width is
> 2cm and 4cm for second. The table then should have width 6cm. In XEP 3
> following worked:
> <fo:table width="auto">
> <fo:table-column column-number="1" column-width="2cm"/>
> <fo:table-column column-number="2" column-width="4cm"/>
> But the same code in XEP 4 generates table that has same width as its
> container, so behaviour is like width="100%". I can correct it for XEP4
> by specifying width="6cm" on fo:table, but I would rather don't do it
> that way because calculating sum of colums widths is not always easy in
> my case.
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