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Subject: Re: [docbook-apps] one more bit of carping and whining about<variablelist>

On Fri, 5 Sep 2003, Bob Stayton wrote:

> On Fri, Sep 05, 2003 at 01:33:28PM -0400, Robert P. J. Day wrote:

... snip ...
> >   xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> >   xxxxx                                listitem here
> > 
> > and so on.  so is the example shown in TDG misleading?  under what
> > circumstances would that occur?  or is that related to the change
> > to "em * 0.60"?
> The formatting style you are referring to is called
> "blocks" in the stylesheet.   See:
> http://www.sagehill.net/docbookxsl/ListIndents.html

i have *got* to finish that book some day.
> >   second point is that, given multiple terms, the possible break
> > to render them over two lines can be very badly chosen.  with
> > the two terms "/bin" and "/usr/bin", what i got was:
> > 
> >   /bin,/
> >   usr/bin     standard system executables
> > 
> > yuck.
> Strange, when multiple term elements are used they
> are separated by a comma and a space.  It should
> be breaking on the space, but it appears that
> you don't have the space.

i've definitely defined that varlistentry with two distinct
terms: "/bin" and "/usr/bin"  so i have no idea where the
essential space would have gone.  and i've tried both a regular
font and monospaced font for those terms in case it had something
to do with that, but it makes no difference.

still puzzled.

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