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Subject: Re: [docbook] Marginalia, redux

Yes, the floatstyle attribute has been in the DTD since 4.3.  And the
sidebar element has been in it a long time.

Floats work in the latest (1.68.1) version of the XSL stylesheets.  It is
even documented in my book:


Currently only sidebar and figure work with floatstyle, with table and
example getting support for floatstyle in the next stylesheet release.  But
the doc shows you how to customize other elements to put them in the

The float feature is known to work with XEP and XSL Formatter, but not FOP.

Bob Stayton
Sagehill Enterprises
DocBook Consulting

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jason Foster" <retsofaj@mac.com>
To: <docbook@lists.oasis-open.org>
Sent: Friday, May 13, 2005 8:24 AM
Subject: [docbook] Marginalia, redux

> Long ago (in internet time anyways) some discussion of marginalia
> came up.  I've tried, and unfortunately failed, to determine the
> resolution of the discussion.
> Was a formal addition made to the DocBook DTD/Schema to support side
> floats and similar elements?  If so, have the DocBook XSL stylesheets
> been updated to generate the appropriate markup?
> XEP appears to support the <fo:float> tag, so generating output
> should (knock-on-wood) be possible.
> Thanks!
> Jason Foster
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