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Subject: Re: DOCBOOK-APPS: Colouring component titles using FO stylesheets

On Wed, Sep 25, 2002 at 10:26:12AM +0100, Kevin.Ruscoe@ubsw.com wrote:
> Hi
> I have not had any luck configuring the component.title.properties property set in the FO stylesheets.  I am trying to change the colour of all headings in printed output.  Defining section headings works fine, but defining component headings appears to have no effect.  See the XSL fragment below:
> <!-- This has the desired effect.  Section titles are coloured blue. -->  
> <xsl:attribute-set name="section.title.properties">
>   <xsl:attribute name="color">#005a9c</xsl:attribute>
> </xsl:attribute-set>
> <!-- This has no effect.  Component titles
>      (chapters, appendixes, articles, etc.) remain black. -->
> <xsl:attribute-set name="component.title.properties">
>   <xsl:attribute name="color">#005a9c</xsl:attribute>
> </xsl:attribute-set>
> Does anybody know of a workaround for this?
> My tool chain is as follows:
> DocBook DTD v4.2
> DocBook XSL v1.55.0
> libxml2 v2.4.22
> libxslt v1.0.20
> FOP v0.20.4

The ability to control formatting of title pages has
advanced considerably in recent XSL stylesheet releases.
But it has also gotten more complex.  I'm in the
process of documenting how they work now.  Here is
what I've learned so far:

1.  The component.title.properties attribute set is
now used only by glossary and bibliography components.
That's why it didn't work on chapter titles.

2.  You can set the base attributes for all elements on a
given type of title page by defining an attribute set that follows
this naming convention:

<xsl:attribute-set name="chapter.titlepage.recto.style">
   <xsl:attribute name="color">#005a9c</xsl:attribute>

But this sets the color for *all* elements on the recto side
of chapter title pages, which is probably not what you want.

3.  Properties in such a base attribute set can be
overridden for particular elements on the page
by specifying properties in a customized titlepage.templates.xml
file, which is then processed to produce a customized 
titlepage.templates.xsl file, which is included in your
customization layer.  The general process for doing
this is described for HTML titlepages in:

The process for fo is the same, but the list of potential
properties for titlepage elements is much bigger.


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