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From Keiron Liddle <kei...@aftexsw.com>
Subject Re: How layout works
Date Mon, 28 Apr 2003 05:43:34 GMT
Hi,

I suppose you could say that it hasn't really been documented because it 
is quite difficult to get a good picture on a layout that will handle 
all that it needs to.


On Saturday, April 26, 2003, at 12:09  PM, Peter B. West wrote:

> Joerg,
>
> I concur with these comments.  Your summary is one of the vital missing 
> documentation elements in FOP, and, as we may infer from what Chris 
> says, the absence of such documentation is a major obstacle to new 
> developers.
>
> I think that the absence of such documentation reflects a widespread 
> uncertainty among experienced developers about what exactly FOP is 
> doing most of the time, or, to be more precise, about how to go about 
> getting FOP to do what we know that it has to do eventually.
>
> Peter
>
> Chris Bowditch wrote:
>>> From: "J.Pietschmann" <j3322ptm@yahoo.de>
>>>
>>> Hi all,
>>> it might be interesting to write up again how the layout core works
>>> in the old and in the new code.
>>>
>> This is a fantastic summary of how FOP works. Has anyone considered 
>> putting the contents of this post onto the website somewhere. It would 
>> be an invaluable resource to any Java programmers wishing to get stuck 
>> in helping with the redesign.
>> Chris


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