[NTG-context] table cell minimum heights -- help needed

Taco Hoekwater taco at elvenkind.com
Thu Dec 13 10:40:34 CET 2018

Hi all,

I am attempting to process html tables that are styled using css,
and I have problem with the ‘height’ property. CSS (or rather, the 
html browser) interprets ‘height’ as if it was a “minheight”, and
if the content does not fit, it will just enlarge the height until
it does fit.

Needless to say: I want that same functionality from the ConTeXt
table I am using to generate the PDF and not end up with text 
crossing row boundaries. And I cannot figure out how
to do it, as neither bTABLE’s \bTD nor xtable’s \startxcell
interpret a “minheight" parameter. And whatever I put in “height”
becomes the absolute value of the cell height. 

Did I miss something? I cannot imagine that this problem has not
come up before…

Best wishes,

Example code:

\bTR \bTD[height=20pt] \input tufte \eTD \eTR
\startxrow \startxcell[height=20pt] \input tufte \stopxcell \stopxrow

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