Re: [xep-support] Space is retained when using span="all"

From: G. Ken Holman <>
Date: Thu Aug 13 2009 - 09:30:34 PDT

At 2009-08-13 16:47 +0200, Krister Wicksell wrote:
>When a block is set to span all columns of a page any space set on this block
>is always retained by XEP even if space-*.conditionality="discard". Other
>formatters treat a span as a page boundary. I can not find and description of
>this in the XSL-FO specification. What is the correct behaviour?

The XSL-FO specification states that changing the value of span=
triggers the creation of a new span-reference-area, with either 1 or
n columns as normal-flow-reference-areas. (See the last paragraph of
XSL-FO 1.1 section

Being reference areas, the initial space-before= and final
space-after= specifications found in these areas are subject to
conditionality. (See XSL-FO 1.1 section 4.3)

I hope this helps.

. . . . . . . . . . Ken

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