Re: [xep-support] Forcing an "empty" block to render

From: W. Eliot Kimber (
Date: Wed Nov 13 2002 - 13:04:16 PST

Nikolai Grigoriev wrote:
> Hi Eliot,
>>Given that XEP refuses to render blocks with no content, what can I put
>>in a block that will produce no visible result but will force the block
>>to be rendered (e.g., to create a border and padding). I tried \u0A
>>(no-break space) and \u200B (zero-width-space).
> Another natural candidate is <fo:leader/>.

I know I can do it with a leader, but it bugs me to have to use a leader
when an empty block with a border will get the same effect with less markup.

Also, there are other uses for empty blocks, such as the column
balancing trick.



W. Eliot Kimber,
Consultant, ISOGEN International
1016 La Posada Dr., Suite 240
Austin, TX  78752 Phone: 512.656.4139
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