The container element starts a local pageset that has:
- a wide left margin to create space on the left side of the page for the figure and a column on the right side of the page for the table, and - a region in the space on the left side of the page that outputs the figure
The e-i-c for figure suppresses and saves #CONTENT to a textid, which is output from the region. The local pageset is scoped to the container element, so the global pageset resumes without the figure (on a new page) when the table is over.
A graphic showing the output is attached. I added this example to the book.
Suzanne Napoleon www.FOSIexpert.com "WYSIWYG is last-century technology!"
Multiple graphics within the same figure would not be a problem with the FOSI approach as long as the graphics all fit on the same page. If they don't and if each graphic should be output on its own page with the table continuing beside each one, then that's a different story. I don't know if that is possible. Maybe with page layout tags and ACL.