Subject: [xsl] relative relative indents|
From: "Bob Stayton" <bobs@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 26 Nov 2006 00:23:15 -0800
Is there a way to form relative relative indents in XSL-FO 1.0? Here, the first "relative" means relative to the writing mode, and the second "relative" means relative to the containing block. I'm trying to create nested indents from nested source elements in a language-independent stylesheet, and I'm not finding the right property combination.
For example, in left-to-right writing mode, I can use margin-left in nested fo:block elements:
<fo:block margin-left="1in">First block. <fo:block margin-left="1in">Second block. <fo:block margin-left="1in">Third block. </fo:block> </fo:block> </fo:block>
But "margin-left" is an absolute property. If I use this stylesheet for a language in writing mode right-to-left, this does not have the intended effect. At first I thought that space-start would be the corresponding property that is relative to the writing-mode. But space-start only applies to inline areas, not block areas.
There doesn't seem to be a "margin-start" property, and start-indent does not produce the same additive effect. Is there any way to accomplish this nesting of indents without having to resort to using nested list-blocks or computing a sum for a start-indent?
Bob Stayton Sagehill Enterprises DocBook Consulting bobs@xxxxxxxxxxxx