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Subject: Re: [docbook-apps] attribute sets -- what possible attributes can I use?

Just to add to what Dick said, my book describes how attributes in an attribute-set in a customization layer are merged with the original attributes:


You'll also need a good reference showing the possible values of each property. I use the Property Summary appendix in the XSL-FO spec:


It has links back into the body of the spec for further explanation.

Bob Stayton
Sagehill Enterprises

From: "Richard Hamilton" <dick@rlhamilton.net>
Sent: Saturday, September 14, 2013 8:48 AM
To: "Robert Nagle" <idiotprogrammer@gmail.com>
Cc: "apps docbook" <docbook-apps@lists.oasis-open.org>
Subject: Re: [docbook-apps] attribute sets -- what possible attributes can I use?

Hi Robert,

Regarding your questions:

1) Yes, you can add other attributes. It's worth trying any attribute in Dave's book that you think might be useful.

2) I don't know of a list of allowable attributes for the DocBook attribute sets. I think a better way to approach things is to look at the fo elements that a particular attribute set is attached to. I suspect that 9 times out of 10 that will be either fo:block or fo:inline. So, a lot of the time, if an attribute will work on one of those two elements, you can add it to an attribute set.

I usually grep for the attribute set name in the fo stylesheet directory and look for what it's attached to. For example, list.block.spacing appears on fo:list-block and fo:block (I guess it's one of the exceptions:-).

I hope that helps.

Dick Hamilton
XML Press
XML for Technical Communicators

On Sep 14, 2013, at 8:25 AM, Robert Nagle wrote:

I need to work with attribute sets to customize my print output.

I think I can understand what they are about and also have looked at the list of fo/param.xsl

But I don't understand is what possible named attributes can be added to a single attribute set. For example, here is the list.block.spacing (which I think I need to modify).

<xsl:attribute-set name="list.block.spacing">
  <xsl:attribute name="space-before.optimum">1em</xsl:attribute>
  <xsl:attribute name="space-before.minimum">0.8em</xsl:attribute>
  <xsl:attribute name="space-before.maximum">1.2em</xsl:attribute>
  <xsl:attribute name="space-after.optimum">1em</xsl:attribute>
  <xsl:attribute name="space-after.minimum">0.8em</xsl:attribute>
  <xsl:attribute name="space-after.maximum">1.2em</xsl:attribute>

1. Am I correct in assuming that it's possible to add other attributes here which are not mentioned? 2. Where can I find a list of possible values which can be used for each (or all) attribute sets?

I know it has something to do with xsl-fo, and actually I have a copy of Dave Pawson's XSL-FO book lying around, but other than that, I don't really have a clue where to start.

Robert Nagle
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