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Subject: Re: [docbook-apps] is compact itemizedlist formatting in html output possible?

Can't you do the repairs in css, semms to be presentational issues you are fighting for

Good luck


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On 05/11/2011, at 14.28, Andrew Aksyonoff <shodan@shodan.ru> wrote:

> Hello,
> I would like to format some of my itemized lists as, well, compact
> when generating HTML output. However simply specifying
> spacing="compact" does not work and moreover I can't figure out a
> clean, standard way to do this.
> Namely, both with Docbook 1.70.1 and 1.76.1 XSL templates, the only
> change that adding spacing="compact" does is emitting <ul compact>
> instead of <ul>, but <p>s within <li>s still are emitted and undesired
> vertical margins are still there.
> Specifying li p { margin:0 } in CSS solves this for compact lists, but
> breaks all the other itemized lists, which should get rendered with
> normal vertical spacing. Maybe there's a way to affect compact lists
> only in CSS?
> Putting just character data w/o <para> ... </para> wrappers into a
> <listitem> actually works and the output is nicely formatted. But this
> is in the violation of the standard, quite a big change (1500+
> entries), and not really convenient. (Specifying the style for the
> entire list rather than particular entry is so much easier.) Ditto for
> using <simpara> instead of <para> in the items.
> Currently, I'm doing a workaround with a Perl script that removes <p>
> tags from within <li> entries (with a few extra conditions on the
> contents). That works, but does not seem a proper way to do it. Any
> advice?
> Thanks in advance.
> -- 
> Andrew
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