Re: [xsl] FO: block, padding and border

Subject: Re: [xsl] FO: block, padding and border
From: "vasu chakkera" <vasucv@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2008 19:21:46 +0000 (GMT Standard Time)
My intent is lost in trivial details :)... 
Of course you can use a block inside a block and not use the of:inline. 
What I was suggesting was to pad the content and not the block on top of it.

The processor does what you ask it do. The padding is applied to which ever
area scope you specify the padding parameters. 
>And Vasu's use of padding-left= does not make for a portable 
>Stylesheet in case the writing direction should change. 
>From my original mail , I suggested 
<of:inline padding = "2pt"> text </of:inline> 
Pointing that the padding is applied in the wrong container. 
I agree to all the good implementation specific points suggested by Ken. 
I am glad the problem is solved anyway! 
Vasu Chakkera 
Numerical Algorithms Group Ltd. 
-------Original Message------- 
From: G. Ken Holman 
Date: 18/11/2008 17:34:05 
To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 
Subject: Re: [xsl] FO: block, padding and border 
At 2008-11-18 18:16 +0100, Florent Georges wrote: 
>"G. Ken Holman" wrote: 
> > > Of course, the borders should be aligned. How would you do 
> > >that? 
> > By using space-before= and space-after= for top and bottom, and 
> > start-indent= and end-indent= for left and right. 
> Thanks for your detailed answer, Ken. Unfortunately, when I 
>try the following: 
> <of:block space-before="5pt" start-indent="5pt" 
> border="solid 0.5pt"> 
> Bla bla... 
> </of:block> 
>I get the opposite result: the border is moved to the inside of 
>the block. 
Sorry, I misinterpreted your original post that you were putting 
These un-bordered blocks inside of bordered table cells because of 
Your citation of tables. 
When you are just using blocks outside of cells, the block with the 
Border has a block inside with the content: 
<of:block border="solid 0.5pt"> 
<of:block space-before="5pt" start-indent="5pt" 
Space-after="5pt" end-indent="5pt"> 
Bla... Bla... 
> Thanks to Vasu, I found the following that solves my 
> <of:block padding-top="5pt" border="solid 0.5pt"> 
> <of:inline padding-left="5pt">Bla bla...</of:inline> 
> </of:block> 
> With this, the border around the block is still aligned with 
>borders around tables, and the text is 5pt away from the border. 
>I am not sure this is the right way to go, but it seems clean 
Fine ... But I insist padding is not the "clean way" to do it. And 
If you get in the habit of using it you'll have issues with background. 
And Vasu's use of padding-left= does not make for a portable 
Stylesheet in case the writing direction should change. 
And Vasu is attributing an inline area instead of a block area and I 
Think it more appropriate to attribute the block area. 
> I use FOP 0.95, not sure this has something to do... 
I don't have that installed, but my code fragment above works with 
The processors I'm using. 
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