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Re: best way to synchronized marginalia

From: G. Ken Holman <gkholman@CraneSoftwrights.com>
Date: Thu, 31 Jul 2003 13:53:44 -0400
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At 2003-07-31 18:19 +0200, Sebastian Fey wrote:
>Main efford was to reflect synchronized marginalia with HTML+CSS.
>...
>http://mitglied.lycos.de/buergerkonvent/img/fo_req.GIF
>...
>i need to cover marginalia synchronized to:
>
>- para (textblock)
>- table/chapter/section - titles
>- listitems

It is not possible to synchronize marginalia in XSL-FO 1.0.

The effect is sometimes mimicked using the table or list facility "in the 
background" as a layout tool.

You don't mention if the admonition images are always on the right of the 
page or always on the outside of the page.  If the answer is "outside", 
this cannot be done with trick mechanisms.

If the images are always at the end of the line, then you could put *every* 
block level construct into a list item, with the construct in the list item 
label and the image in the list item body.  Your nested list item would, 
then, be a single list item list in the layout list item label.

This is awkward, but all I can think of to recommend until a new version of 
XSL-FO is made available (and I'm not a member of the committee so I don't 
know the answer to that).

I hope this helps.

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


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