Reply to: Default column widths in tablesFebruary 13, 2012 at 7:27 pm
Interesting… Yeah, I agree with your interpretation of the spec. My dilemma is this:
Our FO processor supports
However, when colwidth=”*”, the DITA Open Toolkit (PDF2 plugin specifically) outputs
The root problem seems to me that DITA (or maybe the blame really lies with the CALS standard) does not have a unambiguous way to indicate a table should use auto table layout, if available.
In the absence of that, I think I would still like to have an unspecified colwidth mean auto layout should be used, and it makes sense for that to be the default for us. At what point(s) could I run a script that removes any colwidths that are empty or set to “*”? On Save, or is there some event that fires sooner after the table is inserted?