Re: [xep-support] from-parent()

From: Nikolai Grigoriev (
Date: Wed May 05 2004 - 04:26:29 PDT

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    > On processing in XEP 3.7.7 client, I receive the following message:
    > [warning] Bad attribute start-indent: Cannot add type Word to type Length
    > I get the same warning with:
    > start-indent="from-parent(start-indent) + 1.5em"

    This is a limitation of XEP: you cannot safely do arithmetics with indents
    and margins. (Technically, it happens because the default 'start-indent'
    is treated not as '0pt' but as a special value, to account for start-indent
    redefinition due to margins.). To make additive expressions work,
    you can add an explicit start-indent="0" specifier somewhere at the top:
    it will populate all descendant nodes with the inherited value. However,
    it is more straightforward to use margins for progressive indentation.

    Nikolai Grigoriev
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