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Subject: Re: [docbook-apps] Re: term in <variablelist> is rendered incorrectly in PDF

On Fri, Sep 05, 2003 at 08:46:52PM +0200, Steinar Bang wrote:
> >>>>> Bob Stayton <bobs@sco.com>:
> > What I *really* would like to be able to do is measure the formatted
> > width of the terms.  But I don't think there is a way to do that
> > with the separation of stylesheet and FO processing.  Only the FO
> > processor knows how wide the formatted terms are, and it cannot set
> > the list-block property values.
> But you do know whether the text is monospaced or proportional, don't
> you?  Isn't it possible to use that information to adjust the value?

Well, not in general.  A term is mixed content, and can contain
any number of inline elements mixed with regular text.


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