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Subject: Re: [docbook-apps] fop problems

Harald Joerg <haj@oook.m.uunet.de> writes:

> The whole bunch of errors produced by fop is something you can get
> accustomed to.  I found most of them don't really hurt.

The problem is the inexistant output, so one or more of them are
evidently problematic:-)

> In my PDF files, I've found all of those you have quoted, and I
> don't bother since apparently the stylesheets contain enough
> workarounds to make fop create acceptable results.

> > [INFO] area contents overflows area in line

> This, however,  is a hint.... (see below)

> > The resulting PDF file doesn't seem to include parts of my text, bits
> > of XML such as:

> >         <varlistentry>
> >           <term>
> >         <cmdsynopsis>
> >           <arg>BeforeScript</arg>
> >           <arg><replaceable>script</replaceable></arg>
> >         </cmdsynopsis>
> >           </term>
> >           <listitem>
> >         <para>
> > [... snipped ...]

> > Where the cmdsynopsis is more or less not there or 'messed up'
> > (see the PDF).

> A variablelist in docbook takes a 'termlength' attribute, and if you
> are using fop, it is advisable to supply a "good" value here.  I
> guess that the [INFO] above tries to tell you that fop couldn't fit
> your term into its place.  IIRC this is a "known" fop issue.

Hrm... what would a 'good' value be?  It seems odd to have something
like this - a presentation detail - be present in DocBook itself.

David N. Welton
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