Re: [xep-support] Marginalia as a DocBook customisation

From: Bob Stayton (
Date: Wed May 05 2004 - 23:50:57 PDT

  • Next message: Paul A. Hoadley: "Re: [xep-support] Marginalia as a DocBook customisation"

    Hi Paul,
    The DocBook XSL page masters are not set up to provide extra margin space on
    the "outside". The current design of indented body text is strictly
    space-on-the-left only. So rewriting the page masters would be the first
    step to enabling outside floats, so that you have somewhere to put the

    Bob Stayton
    Sagehill Enterprises
    DocBook Consulting

    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "Paul A. Hoadley" <>
    To: <>
    Sent: Wednesday, May 05, 2004 10:23 PM
    Subject: Re: [xep-support] Marginalia as a DocBook customisation

    Hi Bob,

    On Wed, May 05, 2004 at 01:27:47PM -0700, Bob Stayton wrote:

    > I used something that was a little closer to XEP's example, which
    > included a block-container:
    > <fo:float float="start"
    > start-indent="{$title.margin.left}"
    > clear="both">
    > <fo:block-container width="-{$title.margin.left}">
    > <fo:block
    > font-weight="normal"
    > font-size="7pt"
    > line-height="8pt"
    > start-indent="0pt"
    > end-indent="1pc">
    > <xsl:apply-templates/>
    > </fo:block>
    > </fo:block-container>
    > </fo:float>

    Can you think of a simple approach to getting that to work with XEP's
    float="outside" or float="inside" extenstions? Or will the only
    solution be to alter the page-masters as in RenderX's example? (Can
    you tell I'm trying to put off doing the latter? :)

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