Re[2]: [xep-support] Trouble with conditionality on multi-column output

From: Alexander Peshkov <>
Date: Thu Dec 30 2004 - 02:03:45 PST

Hello Eliot,

I guess you are right. Probably we will re-consider treatment of
conditionality at the edges of span areas, but it's unlikely to happen
in the nearest versions of XEP.

Best regards,
Alexander Peshkov

EK> --- Alexander Peshkov <> wrote:
EK> Alexander Peshkov wrote:

>> Hello Paul,
>> I believe that behavior you observe is the one
EK> prescribed by XSL-FO
>> specification.
>> XSL-FO spec states that 'conditionality' controls
EK> whether a
>> space-specifier has effect at the beginning or end
EK> of a
>> reference-area.

EK> I think this analysis is incorrect in that I think
EK> column-spanning blocks do establish reference areas.

EK> If am reading the spec correctly, each block with
EK> span="all" in a multi-column flow creates a new "span
EK> reference area":

>>From Page-masters"

>> For region-masters to which the column-count
EK> property applies, the main-reference-area
>> is further subdivided by having child-areas
EK> designated as "span-reference-areas" whose number
>> depends upon the number of spans (i.e. block-areas
EK> with span="all") occurring on the page. These in turn
>> are subdivided by having child-areas designated as
EK> "normal-flow-reference-areas", whose number depends
>> on the number of columns specified.

EK> I think this is pretty clearly establishing that each
EK> column-spanning block establishes a new span reference
EK> area.

EK> Cheers,

EK> Eliot

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