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By: Erich Kilmer - ekilmer

Why can't JR do a border around text in HTML?

2003-03-18 05:39

Just trying to understand why JR can't do a border around multiple text elements in HTML.

Since most structuring in HTML is done in <table>s why is it that an attribute can't be converted over to border=1?

I am sure that there is more to it and I probably over simplify it.

If there is a way to do this, would someone please post a code snippet.

I can understand why HTML can't do more advanced shapes but a border around a few rows with multiple cells is pretty basic.

TIA

 

 

 

 

 

By: Giulio Toffoli - gt78

RE: Why can't JR do a border around text in HTML?

2003-03-18 07:45

HTML exporter shipped with JR not support rectangle.

 

Giulio

 

 

 

 

By: Teodor Danciu - teodord

RE: Why can't JR do a border around text in HTML?

2003-03-25 14:08

 

Hi,

 

Text elements in JasperReports do not have

a border of their own.

At first, I was tempted to say: "We'll add one."

Some sort of a "pen" attribute in

the <textElement> tag.

But then things are more complicated as only

<graphicElements> have the ability to stretch

based on the "stretchType" attribute and without

that text elements will still lack flexibility when it

comes to accommodating their size based

on other elements size.

 

So let's just stay where we are and say that when

it comes to border around elements, you should

always use either rectangles or horizontal

and vertical lines.

 

And this is when the HTML problem intervenes.

The current HTML exporter simply ignores lines

and rectangles.

But the new one, which I'm preparing these days,

will at least know how to handle horizontal and

vertical lines and rectangles as long as they

do not overlap with other elements.

With this approach, the solution that employs

rectangles to draw the border will still remain out

of the question as it would imply that the text

elements overlap the rectangle.

But if you use lines to draw the border around,

then starting with the 0.4.6 version, it will also work

in HTML and XLS format.

 

Thank you,

Teodor

 

 

 

 

 

By: Erich Kilmer - ekilmer

RE: Why can't JR do a border around text in HTML?

2003-03-18 10:19

OK.

Well if you ever are looking for nice features to add you might consider adding a way to put a group box around multiple rows of text.

Thanks!

 

 

 

 

By: Teodor Danciu - teodord

RE: Why can't JR do a border around text in HTML?

2003-03-25 14:13

 

Hi,

 

I agree. But the problem is that HTML border does

not even behaves the same way across different

platforms and different browsers.

Until then, the new version will bring an enhanced

HTML exporter that would know how to treat at

least horizontal and vertical lines, as well

as rectangles.

The only condition is for the elements to not

overlap.

We cannot have overlapping elements in HTML,

at least not without the intensive use of CSS.

But CSS compatibility is another sad story.

So, if you'll use horizontal and vertical lines to put

border around your elements, beginning with

the next version, they will also appear in HTML.

 

Thank you,

Teodor

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