Re: [xep-support] Space-before ignored and background color overlap?

From: Alexander Peshkov (
Date: Tue Jul 29 2003 - 07:03:15 PDT

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    Hello Irmen,

    idjen> Hello
    idjen> We're having trouble understanding why XEP doesn't honour the space-before
    idjen> of the first block (the text is rendered at the top of the page, rather than 35mm down).
    idjen> Subsequent blocks are okay.
    idjen> Why is the first space-before ignored?

    Such a behavior prescribed by XSL FO specification. 'space-before'
    attribute has compound data type <space> which includes
    '.conditionality' property. This property defines if spacing in the
    beginning/in the end of reference area should be discarded or retained.
    According to XSL FO specification default value of this property is
    'discard'. Thus space-before.conditionality="retain" specified on
    fo:block will meet your expectation.
    For further details refer to section "4.3. Spaces and Conditionality"
    of XSL FO spec.

    idjen> Secondly, where is the red square with the text "Relative"? It appears to
    idjen> be hidden behind the yellow container (by looking at XEP's XML output).
    idjen> If we remove the yellow background of the outer block-container, it shows
    idjen> up.

    This is an error in default z-order calculation. Thanks for the input.

    idjen> Thanks for any clarification,
    idjen> Irmen de Jong
    idjen> Everest b.v.

    Best regards,
    Alexander Peshkov

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