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Subject: RE: [docbook] DocBook XSL 1.34 - Bug with passivetex

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Noah Slater 
> On line 98,99, 260, 261 of fo/param.xsl there are lines like
> containing similar to:
> concat($body.font.master, 'pt * 0.8')
> pdftex (using passivetex) (v3.141592-1.21a-2.2) chokes on the output
> from this and you see " * 0.8" splashed accross the page header.
> If you change this to:
> concat($body.font.master * 0.8, 'pt')
> everything works fine.
> Is this an isolated problem, or is it worthwhile altering the 
> stylesheets?

(This is more of a docbook-apps question.)

It is possible that it is worthwhile; it depends on your requirements.

Con: PassiveTeX is not being developed any more (as far as I know) and
active support for it has been dropped in DocBook XSL:

Pro: There are people who do use PassiveTeX and manage to work around some
of the problems (including the one you refer to):

DocBook XSL v1.34 is rather old, but maybe you have good reasons to stick
with it.


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