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

From: W. Eliot Kimber (
Date: Thu Nov 14 2002 - 07:05:33 PST

David Tolpin wrote:
>>>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.
> fo:leader INSIDE the empty block.

Right--which is my (admitedly small) complaint: why make me do:


When I could do this:


Especially when I don't see anything in the spec that licenses the
suppression of blocks that have specified a visual effect.

It's a fine point and not worth coming to blows over. And an argument
could probably made that always having something in your blocks is good
practice. But this feels like a "Simon Says" behavior to me.



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