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Subject: RE: [docbook-apps] Bad page breaks and <beginpage/>

This is a limitation of FOP.  It doesn't support the keep-with-next or
keep-together properites of the XSL-FO specification.  BTW, <beginpage/>
doesn't insert a page break.  The definition of the <beginpage/> element
indicates that it refers to a page break in a former (print) version of the


> -----Original Message-----
> From: John W. Shipman [mailto:john@nmt.edu]
> Sent: Wednesday, June 11, 2003 5:31 PM
> To: docbook-apps mailing list
> Subject: [docbook-apps] Bad page breaks and <beginpage/>
> Okay, I can understand taking away <beginpage/>, since it really
> is appearance markup and contrary to the whole spirit of functional
> markup.  If all the page breaks are at good places, we shouldn't
> need it.
> But with our current DocBook production cycle (Modular
> Stylesheets 1.60.1, xsltproc, and fop) I often get a page
> break right between a section title or subsection title
> and the following paragraph.
> Is there a reasonably easy solution to this problem?
> Best regards,
> John Shipman (john@nmt.edu), Applications Specialist, NM Tech 
> Computer Center,
> Speare 128, Socorro, NM 87801, (505) 835-5950, 
  ``Let's go outside and commiserate with nature.''  --Dave Farber

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