RE: [xsl] fo:list-block problem

Subject: RE: [xsl] fo:list-block problem
From: "G. Ken Holman" <gkholman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 15 Dec 2003 13:22:47 -0500
At 2003-12-15 17:38 +0100, Andreas L. Delmelle wrote:
> -----Original Message-----
> From: G. Ken Holman
<snip />
> This is not a problem with Antenna House ... XSL-FO 1.0 requires the
> list-item-label and list-item-body areas to be specified and not to grow
> based on content.
> >Or are there other ways to solve my issue?
> A side float that reflects the size of the list item label.

As a _cheat_ maybe, you could try specifying a really large
provisional-space (based upon the largest @number in the processed node-set)
on the list-block itself, and using a negative start-indent for the smaller

XSL-FO 1.0 Section 6.8.3 states that overlapping areas for the label and body are an error. I've noticed in some student's work before they attend my class that they often rely on the XSL-FO processor not to report this error condition as their lists regularly overlap, yet the specification does not state it is optional.

If your suggested negative body start-indent was big enough to overlap the label end-indent then you would (should) have an error reported by your processor.

..................... Ken

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