From:  niels.brouwers@gmail.com
Date:  04 Jul 2007 19:12:38 Hong Kong Time
Newsgroup:  news.mozilla.org/netscape.public.mozilla.layout
Subject:  

Writing a Layout engine - good books, papers, articles and the like?

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Hello,

I'm thinking about writing a small document layout engine in Java, and
I was wondering if there is some good material anyone can recommend.
Pointers to research papers, books, articles, etc would be greatly
appreciated.

I would like to get a good in-depth understanding of the subject
before I design anything.I have been reading some general
documentation on Gecko, and although I understand how nested frames
are used I am still not clear on the coupling between frames and their
content (widgets, text, etc) and how for instance text nodes are
distributed among multiple frames (line breaks).

Thanks for anything you can throw at me,

/Niels