Re: [xep-support] A question of page breaks and keeps

From: David Tolpin (
Date: Thu Mar 20 2003 - 09:50:55 PST

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    > At 05:09 PM 3/17/2003, David Tolpin wrote:
    > >At 2003-03-17 16:27 -0800, Lori Wong wrote:
    > >>I have an instance where I have a list-item (with
    > >>keep-together-within-page="always") that exceeds the length of a page.
    > >
    > >The W3C Recommendation states this is an overflow error condition and the
    > >content exceeding the page length is discarded, not to be formatted. A
    > >numeric value of keep is allowed to be broken by exceeding the length of
    > >the page, any higher numeric values of keep will still try to be
    > >respected. When the keep is broken it is flowed as if the keep were never
    > >specified.

    It was not me who wrote that. numeric values for keeps are treated as "always"
    by XEP. It is either "keep it" (always or a numeric value), or let it loose (auto).

    > I'd like to, but I'm currently using the empty block to hold an ID to
    > keyword a passage - in this case the list-block. Ideally, we should have
    > the ID associated with the list-block, rather than an empty block, but I'm
    > working with some legacy data... it might be possible to rework the XSLT to
    > eliminate the empty block and move the ID into the list-block.

    You can postprocess your fo data if you don't have access to the source xsl.

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