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From Luis Bernardo <lmpmberna...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: RFC: basic side floats
Date Tue, 25 Nov 2014 13:53:58 GMT
A new example that shows floats and footnotes in the same page.

On Fri, Nov 14, 2014 at 9:34 AM, Luis Bernardo <lmpmbernardo@gmail.com>

> 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>
> wrote:
>> 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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