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From Luis Bernardo <lmpmberna...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: RFC: basic side floats
Date Fri, 14 Nov 2014 09:34:05 GMT
A more complex example that has a float inside a list.

On Fri, Nov 7, 2014 at 4:41 PM, Luis Bernardo <lmpmbernardo@gmail.com>

> A new example that involves a list that starts after a float starts (and
> before it ends).
> On Mon, Oct 20, 2014 at 10:33 AM, Luis Bernardo <lmpmbernardo@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> FYI, I have created a new branch where I placed a new approach to side
>> floats. The idea behind the approach is that if we can handle a change in
>> IPD from one page to the next we can also do the same in the middle of a
>> page (where a float causes the change in IPD). This also means that the
>> implementation suffers, right now, from the same limitations that the
>> handling of an IPD change across pages has.
>> So, in summary:
>> Left and right floats are supported in the most simple cases, including
>> in multi-column layouts. Below are listed the known limitations:
>> -- the "clear" fo:float attribute is ignored; only the float attribute
>> (left or right) is used
>> -- overlapping of floats in the Y is not handled (even in the case there
>> would not be overlap in the X direction)
>> -- floats that extend beyond the body region are not properly handled and
>> will overflow past the edge of the region
>> -- floats next to a table or a list are not supported unless the start
>> and end of the table or list happen in between the start and end of the
>> float
>> -- a list can extend past the end of a float but only in situations where
>> the list item at the end of the (bottom of the) float does not need to be
>> wrapped; but wrapping before or after the bottom edge of the float is
>> supported
>> Attached is an example and the output (a similar two column example is in
>> the layout tests).
>> Comments, suggestion and bugs are welcome. I would like to commit this to
>> trunk in a few weeks but meanwhile I will investigate alternative
>> approaches to some of the current limitations.

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