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Subject: Re: [xsl] FO. Designing a title page. Laying out blocks.
From: "Tony Graham" <tgraham@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 10 Feb 2014 12:07:17 -0000 (GMT)

On Mon, February 10, 2014 11:17 am, Kerry, Richard wrote:
> I think a good way to progress this is to design the title page in XSL-FO
> and then work out how to reverse engineer it into the stylesheets, so
> that's how I'm trying to do it.  I've taken the FO as produced by the
> DocBook stylesheet and formatted it to put in some indentation to make it
> easier to work on, and now I'm altering the static-content corresponding
> to the title page.
> In particular I need to get a couple of plain coloured rectangles on the
> page. 
> They need to ignore the margins, ie to extend to various of the edges of
> the page, and to appear behind the footer (and the header if there was

XSL-FO 2.0 was to define a bleed-box [2] for cases like this.

> one).

Make sure to not set any margins on the fo:simple-page-master.

> As far as I can tell the only way to do this is using fo:block-container
> with @position=fixed.  And the z-index set if necessary to ensure it


To get any bleed that you might be able to get anyway, use
'overflow="visible"' [3] on the fo:region-before (or whatever) and
position your fo:block-container for the coloured block by specifying one
corner that is not on the edge of the page as well as a width and/or
height that is larger than the distance to the edge(s).

> appears to be behind the footer.
> - Also, how do I get a block to be at the bottom of its containing block
> (or block-container) ?

display-align="after" [1]


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[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/xsl11/#display-align
[2] http://www.w3.org/TR/xslfo20/#bleed-box
[3] http://www.w3.org/TR/xsl11/#overflow

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