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Subject: Re: [docbook-apps] indexterm and FOP

Emmanuel Bégué wrote:
> Hello,
> The docbook DTD allows the element indexterm as a direct
> child of section or chapter;

An indexterm generally wraps content to be indexed. Since you cannot
have content as such a child, why would you want to index 'nothing'?

> So the question is:
> - is there a way to tell FOP to not allow white space
>   or space before / after for paragraphs that have no
>   visible content?
> - or, is there another "wrapper element" that can be
>   used to hold indexterm elements under sections?

Why not use indexterm with existing content, which is
how I think it  is intended to be used


Dave Pawson

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