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Re: Block border/padding behaviour

From: David Tolpin <dvd@davidashen.net>
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2003 12:25:56 +0400 (AMT)
Message-Id: <200310300825.h9U8PvY8016495@adat.davidashen.net>
To: www-xsl-fo@w3.org

> Setting margin-right='0pt' did create the effect I was after (although 
> produced some strange overlaps with borders on the next cell in my table).

That's right. margin-end was a typo.

> Also I'll have to check the difference between margin-end and 
> margin-right (or see whether it's just a processor implementation 
> difference).

The difference is in the time zone, not between implementations; I was writing
the answer at the end of the day.

> (Having worked on the formatting of corporate reports for over 10 years 
> and XSL-FO for the last 18 months
> I still find the XSL-FO specification over-complex in 'basic' areas 
> (e.g. margins) and deficient or unnatural in 'common' ones (e.g. 
> justification / leaders).
> Maybe I'm trying to fit it to the wrong perceptual model.)

They are just different. (start-|end-)indent is zero, by default. It is turns to be convenient
if accepts the idea that borders are drawn around text, not text is printed inside borders.
For me, borders are decorations. 

What kind of problems do you have with justification/leaders, by the way?

David Tolpin

Received on Thursday, 30 October 2003 03:29:29 UTC

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