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

From: G. Ken Holman <gkholman@CraneSoftwrights.com>
Date: Thu, 26 Jun 2003 21:09:37 -0400
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At 2003-06-26 17:02 -0700, Mark Lundquist wrote:
>So then, I'm still foundering in a sea of cluelessness.
>On Thursday, June 26, 2003, at 04:29 PM, Mark Lundquist wrote:
>>All right, I'm trying to learn XSL-FO, and I have this oh-so-very simple 
>>test document:

Simple, but written without an awareness of the constraints written for 
XSL-FO.  In version 1.0 any out-of-line construct cannot have borders and 
padding: regions, floats, footnote bodies, absolutely positioned block 

A common misconception is that a reader will see "Common Border, Padding 
and Background Properties" and think borders and padding actually applies 
(gee, I wonder why??) ... when the chapter and verse I cited in my last 
note overrides most of these properties, leaving only the background 
properties that actually apply.

You haven't yet said what effect you want to achieve ... you've only asked 
us to comment on what you are trying to code up.  Can you take a step back 
and describe what effect you would like to see and someone may be able to 
show you the direction in which you will get what results are available?

I hope this helps.

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

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