RE: [xep-support] Full page background image

From: G. Ken Holman <>
Date: Fri Jul 21 2006 - 12:11:20 PDT

At 2006-07-21 14:42 +0100, HUNTER, Bruce wrote:
>Sorry folks, false alarm. I found an article on
>the Yahoo fo list which explained how. Simply
>set the extent of the region-before to be the
>length of the page and then add the background
>image to that, as its not illegal to have
>overlapping regions. Simple when you know :-)

Maybe simple, but possibly misleading when you don't know the implications.

Your image might overwrite your body because your
recommended technique is not reliably portable
across different implementations: the XSL-FO
specification does not mandate the z-level of
regions, nor will XSL-FO 1.1 give the user the ability to specify z-level:

So, based on the processor, you might have to put
your static content in the body region and try
and adjust your properties accordingly to flow
your paginated content into an overlapping
perimeter region ... probably not very straightforward.

I hope this helps.

. . . . . . . . . . Ken

>[] On Behalf Of HUNTER, Bruce
>Sent: 21 July 2006 13:36
>Subject: [xep-support] Full page background image
>Hello all,
>I need to use a bitmap (jpg) as a background
>image, however it needs to cover the whole page,
>not just one of the regions (eg body). I've
>tried using background-image on both region-body
>(with negative background-position-vertical) and
>on region-before, but in each case the
>background image only appears in the region it
>is specified on (pretty obvious I suppose really).
>As background-image is not a valid attribute on
>simple-page-master, is there any way to achieve the desired result?
>Bruce Hunter

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