Re: [xep-support] Overlap of list item lable and content

From: G. Ken Holman <>
Date: Tue Mar 10 2009 - 10:21:20 PST

At 2009-03-10 17:52 +0000, John Maddock wrote:
>I have an ordered (numbered) list generated from Docbook XML,
>normally these look just fine, but if a block within the list has a
>border around it, then the border overlaps with the number of the
>list item. Is this expected behavior?

By convention, borders in publishing go outside of the block area,
such that sibling paragraphs all have their text line up vertically
on the start edge with the borders going beyond the start edge.

Increase your provisional-label-separation to move the body content
farther away from the label content.

Alternatively, borders on web pages stay within the block area, such
that the middle paragraph of three, when bordered, appears indented,
and the border lines up with the sibling paragraphs. If you want to
mimic this browser-style bordering, then use margin-left="0pt" in
order to line up the edge of the border with the edge of the text of
unbordered items.

I hope this helps.

. . . . . . . . . . Ken

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