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Subject: Re: [docbook] Explicit tab and if-neccessary-pagebreaks?

Well, sbr isn't very useful outside of a command synopsis, which is the 
only place where it is allowed by the DTD.  There is no general line break 
element in DocBook, but you could use a literallayout element which 
respects line breaks.

Tabstop is a feature that is not defined in the XSL-FO standard.  Tab 
characters are converted
to white space, which is generally collapsed to a single space character 
when there is more than one.

DocBook XML and XML in general are designed  to separate content from 
formatting.  The formatting should be supplied by the stylesheet.  Indents 
are formatting and would not normally be encoded in the DocBook XML  That 
said, there are exceptions such as tables that let you specify column 
widths and frame styles.  Perhaps an example of what you are trying to do 
would help.

Regarding keeping something together, that is an XSL stylesheet feature, 
using a property keep-together.within-page="always" on the fo:block 
containing the material.  The DocBook stylesheet uses such a keep on formal 
objects such as table, example, and figure.

Bob Stayton
Sagehill Enterprises
DocBook Consulting

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Rock Lobster" <email@christian-gleinser.de>
To: <docbook@lists.oasis-open.org>
Sent: Tuesday, March 20, 2007 1:59 AM
Subject: [docbook] Explicit tab and if-neccessary-pagebreaks?

> Hello,
> I'm rather new to DocBook and I've got two little problems, I tried a
> search
> but didn't find anything, so I hope someone could help me :)
> 1) There's an explicit line break, <sbr/>, which is very useful, but is
> there also some explicit tab available? Or better spoken, an explicit
> indentation tag? I couldn't find anything like that; if it doesn't exist,
> is
> there some good workaround?
> 2) Is there any possibility to declare a certain textarea that should NOT
> be
> victim of a pagebreak, if possible? With other words, can an area be
> defined
> so that if a pagebreak would occur inside this area, the stylesheet would
> insert a pagebreak BEFORE that area, so that it's more likely that the
> area
> is completely on one page and not broken?
> Thanks in advance!
> Rock Lobster
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