Re: [xep-support] Strange Behavior For Start-Before with fo:list

From: David Tolpin (
Date: Thu Nov 07 2002 - 12:07:34 PST

> If I understand the meaning of "fence before", it means that the space
> before for the initial blocks within a list item should have conditional

list-items are not reference-areas. They do not impose a condition
that causes suppression of space-before/space-after. The fence means
that adjacent space-before/space-after do not interact with each other.

> But certainly this interpretation is what I would intuitively expect--I
> can't imagine a normal list formatting scenario in which I would want
> conditional space before on initial blocks within list-item-body to be
> retained. That is, the whole point of having conditional space before is
> so I don't have to have additional logic in my FO generation to
> determine whether or not I should specify it.

At reference area edges. List-items are not reference-areas.

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