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Subject: Re: [docbook] Floats in DocBook 5.0

As a related follow up, does anyone know of a way to cause an "outside"
float?  I.e., a float that would be on the right on a recto page and on
the left on a verso page?  I suspect it's difficult or impossible to do
this automatically in the stylesheets, since there seems to be no way to
know until the fo processing whether any particular text is on a verso
or recto page, but I'd like to be proven wrong:-).

Dick Hamilton

On Fri, 2008-08-22 at 09:35 -0700, Bob Stayton wrote:
> Hi Stephen,
> Well, the DocBook schema currently doesn't allow floatstyle on
> sidebar.  It seems that it should, but it was never added.  So the
> semantics still require processing instructions, as described here:
> http://www.sagehill.net/docbookxsl/SideFloats.html
> Bob Stayton
> Sagehill Enterprises
> bobs@sagehill.net
>         ----- Original Message ----- 
>         From: Stephen Taylor 
>         To: docbook@lists.oasis-open.org 
>         Sent: Friday, August 22, 2008 8:33 AM
>         Subject: [docbook] Floats in DocBook 5.0
>         What are the recommended semantics for floats in V5?
>         I see email traffic pre-V5 about deprecating the "float"
>         attribute in favour of "floatstyle". So, for example, where my
>         customisation layer floats sidebars on the left by default,
>         using the sidebar.float.type parameter, to float an individual
>         sidebar on the right, the following?
>         <sidebar floatstyle="right">
>           <title>Sidebar example</title>
>           <para>A sidebar can be used to emphasise…</para>
>         </sidebar>
>         If the answer is Yes, I'd be grateful for suggestions as to
>         why the above sidebar floats on the left with the others.
>         Best
>         Stephen Taylor

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