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Reply to: DITA tables and colsep attribute in XMetal enhanced PDFNovember 3, 2009 at 6:37 pm
When you are using the “XMetaL Enhanced PDF via RenderX” you have two options, configurable by modifying 'parameters' in the XSLT files that generate the XSL-FO. The options are to have borders on or off (you can also modify the border colour). Support for individually controlling borders for rows, columns, etc, as part of the CALS attributes in the XML was not included as part of the design.
If this is a requirement you have a few options:
1) Use “Book via RenderX” (DITA OT 'PDF2' transtype) which provides some control of table borders at the document level.
2) Customize the “XMetaL Enhanced PDF via RenderX” deliverable by modifying the XSLT to support what you need it to do (which would probably mean integrating the code used by PDF2 for controlling the table borders).