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Subject: Re: [xsl] How white space affects text-indents
From: Karl Stubsjoen <kstubs@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 6 Apr 2012 16:55:28 -0700

RenderX.  I'm familiar with list-blocks.  How would you create a first
line indent where multi-line content flows under the block?

The reason for my approach:
The common fo object in use in the document are fo:blocks with lots of
text in them that flow over several lines, and based on the existing
functionality of the templates and structure of the xml source it was
easiest to drop an inline block container with the bullet.


On Fri, Apr 6, 2012 at 2:26 PM, Wendell Piez <wapiez@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Karl,
> Is there a reason why you aren't using fo:list and its descendants,
> fo:list-item and the rest? They are designed specifically to address these
> requirements.
> About why you are seeing what you are seeing, I will guess that while your
> second case happens to be "correct", this is more or less an accident. You
> have an em of space more in the first line, and with the space between the
> fo:inline elements, you happen to have an em's width of content before the
> second one starts. (With your bullet sized thus-and-so, etc.) Remember that
> inside fo:block, white space is munged but not thrown away (other things
> being equal).
> List structures are designed to be much more robust, and they are.
> Cheers,
> Wendell
> On 4/6/2012 5:07 PM, Karl Stubsjoen wrote:
>> I'm trying to understand and solve an issue I am having with
>> text-indent and start-indent properties in FO.  This is a solution for
>> a rounded bullet using fo:inline elements.  I'm assuming that if I
>> start-indent 1em, and text-indent -1em that I will end up with a
>> perfect hanging indent as long as I add the correct amount of space
>> for my known and fixed size bullet character.
>> So I have 2 blocks where the first block content is collapsed and the
>> 2nd is indented (the source that is).  They produce 2 different
>> results where the 2nd block result is desirable.  So which is the most
>> correct and can't I achieve the same result by setting
>> white-space-treatment (and similar) properties to my fo:inlines and
>> containing fo:blocks?
>> Here's my sample fo:  http://pastie.org/pastes/3741315
>> Oh, the red dashed line is the represents the desired indent.
>> --
>> Karl Stubsjoen
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