[Foxet] Processing of DocBook XSL-FO output is failing

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Fri Jul 8 11:17:18 CEST 2005

Michael Smith wrote:
> Hi Hans,
> Thanks for the quick reply.
> You wrote:
>>the proportional column width function is not supported, just remove that 
> Would it be possible to have foXet deal with it more gracefully?
> At least for the only kind of case in which it's used in DocBook
> XSL output, which is in instances like this:
>   <fo:table-column column-number="1" column-width="proportional-column-width(1)"/>
> I will talk with the other DocBook Project developers and see if
> we can add some conditional logic for having something other than
> the proportional-column-width() function call output in those
> instances. But, in the mean time, perhaps the foXet code could be
> adjusted to have it just completely ignore the column-width
> attribute for those cases?

funtion parsing is a bit tricky; future versions of pdftex will have regexp 
parsing so then we can implement safe solutions

around line 3000 in x-fo.tex, change this:

      % hm, we need to set localhsize earlier


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