Re: [xep-support] page-layout

From: G. Ken Holman <>
Date: Wed Aug 01 2007 - 04:52:33 PDT

At 2007-08-01 10:40 +0200, wrote:
>I wonder how the implemantation of the margins of the body-region works.
>I understood any documentations of fo, that the
>extent-space of the end-region for example is not usable for the body.

This is not a correct interpretation. The areas are allowed to overlap.

>My test showed me, that xep doesnt´t work so.

Indeed I rely on this behaviour in the
publicly-available UBL business document
stylesheets. I "paint" the background of the
page by drawing a complete page's worth of
<region-before>, and then in the holes of
untouched canvas I render the business document
content using the <region-body> overlapped on top.

>Could this be changed or must I always define
>the extent of a outer region although as margin of the body-region.

If the stylesheet writer does not want the
behaviour I take advantage of, the onus is to
create a perimeter margin of the <region-body> at
least as large as the extent= of the perimeter
region in order to avoid overlap.

I hope this helps.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ken

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