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start-edge border and padding... where'd they go?

From: Mark Lundquist <ml@wrinkledog.com>
Date: Thu, 26 Jun 2003 16:29:57 -0700
To: www-xsl-fo@w3.org
Message-Id: <18F4E04B-A82E-11D7-9476-000A95908E0E@wrinkledog.com>

All right, I'm trying to learn XSL-FO, and I have this oh-so-very 
simple test document:

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<fo:root xmlns:fo="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Format">
     <fo:layout-master-set>
         <fo:simple-page-master
                     master-name="basic"
                     page-width="8.5in"
                     page-height="11in"
                 >
             <fo:region-body />
         </fo:simple-page-master>
         <fo:page-sequence-master
                     master-name="single"
                 >
             <fo:single-page-master-reference
                     master-reference="basic"
                 />
         </fo:page-sequence-master>
     </fo:layout-master-set>

     <fo:page-sequence
                 master-reference="single"
             >
         <fo:flow flow-name="xsl-region-body">
             <!-- create a reference area -->
             <fo:block-container
                     width="7.5in"
                     height="9.5in"
                     padding="0.5in"
                     border-style="solid"
                     border-color="green"
                 >
                 <fo:block
                         border-style="solid"
                         border-color="blue"
                     >
                     Foo Bar!
                 </fo:block>
             </fo:block-container>
         </fo:flow>
     </fo:page-sequence>

</fo:root>

Now then... here's what I see in the rendered document:

	Green border (outer block-container):
		- left edge not visible (why not?)
		- top edge runs along top of page from left edge of page,  length is 
8"
		  (I assume: 7.5" content-rectangle width + 0.5" right padding)
		- right edge length is 10.5" (I assume: 9.5" content-rectangle height
		  + 0.5" top padding + 0.5" bottom padding)
		- bottom edge completes the border rectangle

	Blue border (inner block):
		- left edge not visible (why not?)
		- top edge starts at left edge of page, abuts that of the green 
border above;
		  length is 7.5" (as expected)
		- right edge length determined by line-height (or whatever)
		- bottom edge completes the border rectangle

	Text ("Foo Bar!") is aligned to the left edge of the page.

Questions:

1) Where in the world did the left padding go?
2) And what happened to the left borders?

Question (1) is what I really care about... question (2) is a curiosity 
for me at this point, although I suspect the answers are related.

What do I have to do to get padding to "work right" ? :-)

Any help greatly and forever appreciated :-)
-- Mark Lundquist
Received on Thursday, 26 June 2003 19:29:54 GMT

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