CSS floats are extensively used in our primary source encoding, and they're now no longer really necessary in many cases (such as forme works). They also cause problems for the PDF generation. I've started a process to remove them, processing away all the right floats used for catchwords. So far the results are pretty good. I'm next going to look at running headers and page numbers. The code was a bit tricky because in some situations I needed to flip the order of forme works, and in others not. 180 minutes.
Worked with TEH a lot today on the FO rendering, and found a workaround for the problem of floats in forme works. I've tested a better encoding method for the situation where catchwords appear on the same line as signatures, using negative margins instead of floats, and it works well, so if JT can't see any reason against it, we'll implement that.
I also changed thousands of list type="bulleted" to list rend="bulleted", to conform with current TEI -- need to look out for fallout from that -- and put the redirects file into the XML processing pipeline so that it's available for building the id listing page, so that people don't accidentally re-use an already-obsolete id.
The search box in the banner disappears when the page width is too small; I've coded a workaround which makes a new menu item appear to replace it, and I'm now waiting for that to percolate through the build to see if it works OK. 15 minutes.
Met with TEH and worked through some issues relating to the title page background, font embedding, and FOP configuration.
Met with TEH and got a run-down on the current situation; she's down to the last ten or so rather thorny rendering issues, in particular problems with whitespace and tables. We fixed a couple of things relating to block vs inline, and discussed some others. Good progress.
Yesterday and today, TEH and I got the code I originally started in September brushed up and working, so there is a functional PDF generation pipeline; she's now beginning to fill in some template details and getting familiar with how attribute-sets work. There's quite a lot of work to do here, but it's all going to be quite satisfying from an Endings point of view, and there's a lot to learn for TEH.
All TEH's work of course.
Helped TEH with some ePub generation debugging.
The new Schematron rules were being mysteriously triggered and failing the build at the Original XML stage; I eventually figured out that this was caused by the generated statistics.xml file, which only exists as a result of the build, so is not caught till build time. Fixed it. Did a couple of other tweaks to help with ePub rendering at TEH's request, and we talked about the CSS issues, which she's moving forward with.