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Subject: Re: [docbook-apps] How to modify bibliography spacing in biblio.xsl?

The import should work, however, those setting may not actually be 
controlling the final spacing.  You can test the import by adding an 
xsl:message to your version of the template and see if you get that message 
during processing.

I think the 'bibliography.titlepage' template is generating a nested 
fo:block that has additional spacing.  You might temporarily set 
<xsl:output indent="yes"/> in your customization (to make it more readable) 
and peek inside your fo output and see what the nesting of fo:blocks looks 

The bibliography.titlepage template is generated from the titlepage spec 
file titlepage.templates.xml using the process described here:


If you look in the spec file, you will see that the title for bibliography 
calls the component.title template, which is defined in fo/component.xsl. 
There you will see how the additional spacing is being added through other 
attribute sets.

If you want better control, then don't use the component.title template in 
your titlepage spec file, because it is also used for chapters, appendices, 
etc.  Instead, put all your font and spacing specifications in the spec 
file and regenerate the titlepage XSL that you import into your 

Bob Stayton
Sagehill Enterprises
DocBook Consulting

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Marc Baaden" <baaden@smplinux.de>
To: <docbook-apps@lists.oasis-open.org>
Sent: Wednesday, July 19, 2006 4:12 AM
Subject: [docbook-apps] How to modify bibliography spacing in biblio.xsl?

> Hi,
> in the docbook file biblio.xsl a spacing definition is made (about line 
> 87):
> [..]
>    <xsl:otherwise>
>      <fo:block id="{$id}"
>                space-before.minimum="1em"
>                space-before.optimum="1.5em"
>                space-before.maximum="2em">
>        <xsl:call-template name="bibliography.titlepage"/>
>      </fo:block>
>      <xsl:apply-templates/>
> [..]
> I have some difficulty trying to change these values. If I just copy the
> biblio.xsl file, change the values to the desired value and import it
> in my customisation, it has no effect. If I include it, the 
> bibliographical
> numbering doesn't work any more. I am certainly doing something stupid 
> here,
> but I have already been trying to work it out for a while, so a little 
> help
> would be very welcome.
> (From what I gathered there seems to be no attribute-set to redefine 
> these
> values easily, right?)
> Thanks in advance,
>  Marc Baaden
> -- 
> Dr. Marc Baaden  - Institut de Biologie Physico-Chimique, Paris
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