[xep-support] How to specify location specific margins for sidebars

From: Andreas Siegert <afxml@atsec.com>
Date: Sun Nov 21 2010 - 05:47:40 PST


I am using xep as a Docbook processor with docbook 4. The only reason why
I am using XEP instead of FOP is the sidebars, which work nicely in most
aspects but two:

I can not figure out how to make the padding/margins between the sidebar
(that holds an image) adjust to the location of the sidebar.
The sidebar is specified as being inside on a doublesided layout.
I have not found a way to specify the left and right margins so that they
adjust to 0 for the side of the sidebar that is inside while keeping a
0.5em margin on the side where the text flows around it.
I am using the following syle sheet entry:

  <xsl:param name="sidebar.float.width">5cm</xsl:param>
  <xsl:param name="sidebar.float.type">inside</xsl:param>

 <xsl:attribute-set name="sidebar.properties">
      <xsl:attribute name="border-style">none</xsl:attribute>
      <xsl:attribute name="border-width">0</xsl:attribute>
      <xsl:attribute name="border-color">black</xsl:attribute>
      <xsl:attribute name="background-color">#FFFFFF</xsl:attribute>
      <xsl:attribute name="padding-top">0em</xsl:attribute>
      <xsl:attribute name="padding-bottom">-1.3em</xsl:attribute>
      <xsl:attribute name="padding-left">0mm</xsl:attribute>
      <xsl:attribute name="padding-right">0mm</xsl:attribute>

      <xsl:attribute name="margin-top">0pt</xsl:attribute>
      <xsl:attribute name="margin-bottom">1pt</xsl:attribute>

I am also running into some wierd issues with padding, that's why I have
set a negative one on top.
Occasionally I get about 1.5 lines margin on the bottom instead of just
half a line...

How can I get a handle on this?


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