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Subject: Re: [docbook-apps] PDF transformation: Why is the right border of my inline "box" missing when I transform to PDF. It works for HTML and Oxygen XML Editor.


we tried to come up with a solution, but it didn´t work.
After all, we considered that it would be best to reset the entire schema and stylesheet back to "factory settings". Starting from scratch seemed to be a good idea to find the error (we created a backup). All that remained was Oxygens supplied version of Docbook 5.0.

We added our button style to the styelsheet:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
xmlns:d = "

<xsl:import href="">
<xsl:template match="d:button">
<fo:inline background-color="#D3D3D3" border-style="solid" border-width="thin" >


as well as a matching counterpart to the schema docbookxi.rng. Everything else remained the same.
However, the borders were still missing when transforming to PDF

After all, the bottom line is that:
- Except of the border, our custom style is working just fine. There is a link between stylesheet and schema
- Its not Adobe Reader (Zoom etc.)
- Its not our stylesheet or schema

So what´s the problem?
- Is it possible that Oxygen and its FO processor cannot handle our custom style? I know you told me that it´s propably not Saxxon, but is possible?
- How did you (@Simon) manage to successfully transform our style to PDF?
- Is is possible that Oxygen supplied an old or at least buggy version of DocBook 5.0?
- How is it possible that our styles works if we use fo:block instead? We have several "boxes" in our manuals and their all rendered correctly.

Thanks for your help.


Daniel Keyes

From:        DaveP <davep@dpawson.co.uk>
To:        docbook-apps@lists.oasis-open.org,
Date:        12.10.2012 16:04
Subject:        Re: [docbook-apps] PDF transformation: Why is the right border of my inline "box" missing when I transform to PDF. It works for HTML  and Oxygen XML Editor.

On 10/12/2012 01:37 PM, daniel.keyes@finaris.de wrote:
> Hi Simon,
> we have implemented some custom styles in our style sheet and schema, so
> d:button shuld/ does match.
> As mentioned before, it is a custom style. It works for HTML and our
> Oxygen XML Editor, but not for PDF.
> Is it possible that our FO processor, i.e. Saxxon, does not work?
> Daniel

No Daniel, very unlikely. Saxon is probably the most conformant
and well tested processor.


Dave Pawson

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