OASIS Mailing List ArchivesView the OASIS mailing list archive below
or browse/search using MarkMail.


Help: OASIS Mailing Lists Help | MarkMail Help

docbook-apps message

[Date Prev] | [Thread Prev] | [Thread Next] | [Date Next] -- [Date Index] | [Thread Index] | [List Home]

Subject: Re: [docbook-apps] Better-looking DocBook XSL-FO stylesheets?

On 3/5/07, Dave Pawson <davep@dpawson.co.uk> wrote:
Hendy Irawan wrote:

> I agree that the stylesheet is fine and I have a lot of fun writing books,
> but not designing stylesheets. I'm a web developer and I love to code but I
> hate to deal with HTML/CSS/Photoshop (it's the designer's job, not mine).
> I've just got O'Reilly's XSL-FO and unfortunately it doesn't contain as
> much
> information as I wanted it to.
Tell me where it's weak please.
I'm due an xsl-fo session for a second edition.


Dave Pawson


Never expected its author to be actually here... :-) [omg, this is the DocBook official mailing list, how could I didn't think of that...?] ;-)

In short your book is much, much more enjoyable than XSL's W3C recommendation. :-) And it's good great reviews and I should have added positive review from me too.

Anyways, from the problem at hand, it's "not enough". I'm currently troubleshooting how to put the chapter title on the top left with some background. And although I've used the technique you described at the near-end of the book (fo:block-container absolute-position=fixed top=20mm) "it doesn't work". If I use block-container it vanishes. If I use block then I can't position it. The only way I seem to be able to position a block is using margin, which is pretty bad hack (but I think it'll use that as desperate last effort).

I also wonder why something like block width=80% doesn't give me the intended effect? (It still gives full width).

I'm using FOP 0.93 processor. Maybe this is an issue? I'm not planning to move to XEP for something like this. I'm just a regular writer who wants to publish free, good looking, tech e-books.

Anyways the current DocBook XSL stylesheet for FO/PDF seems to have a "bug"... On glossary generation, if the glossterm is too long then it'll "crash" with the gloss definition. Kinda ugly.

Hendy Irawan
Web: http://hendy.gauldong.net
Mobile: +62 856 24889899
Yahoo Messenger: ceefour666
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/ceefour

[Date Prev] | [Thread Prev] | [Thread Next] | [Date Next] -- [Date Index] | [Thread Index] | [List Home]