Re: How to Create Side Heads in XSL-FO
I think I could do it using either a single-item fo:list or a single-row table but I'm thinking that it must be easier and that I'm just missing the obvious.
If you regarding <list> and <table> constructs as merely layout facilities that reflect the kind of layout you need, these do turn out to be the easiest.
Can anyone offer some advice? For example, I need to format a chapter title on a page where the body text is indented to 72pts creating an offset column layout. The chapter number is left justified against the page edge (left margin) and the title text is in the offset column.
Given your use of the phrase "block placement", I suppose you could put an inline-container in your block, forcing the size to fit your chapter number and causing the effect of indenting the title text.
But, personally I would have just used either the <list> or <table> because of its ease of use and because they exist because of their unique layout functionality and ease, not because of any historical semantic of the purpose of a list or table information construct.
I hope this helps, Eliot.
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