I'd like to generate hierarchical lists from source:
* topic 1
+ subtopic 1
+ subtopic 2
- subsubtopic 1
* topic 2
but I don't know how to add margin-left or padding-left for a deeper
topic than the first level!? Thank you for help! :)
- At 2005-05-08 18:17 +0200, torsten krohn | tsdb | the simpsons database wrote:
>I'd like to generate hierarchical lists from source:By not using margin or padding, but by using the <list-block> constructs.
> <li>subtopic 1</li>
> <li>subtopic 2</li>
> <li>subsubtopic 1</li>
>* topic 1
> + subtopic 1
> + subtopic 2
> - subsubtopic 1
>* topic 2
>but I don't know how to add margin-left or padding-left for a deeper
>topic than the first level!?
And, your use of nested lists is not easily mappable to XSL-FO nested lists
... I actually use this example of nesting lists in my XSL-FO classroom
because it is more difficult than "traditional" nested lists that put the
nested list *inside* a list item, unlike as a sibling to list items as in
your example. Not many students use nested lists in their company's
structures as you do.
So, first step is to transform the base <ul> element to a <list-block> and
to transform all <li> elements to <list-item> constructs. You will need to
decide what content to use for the <list-item-label> and you put your <li>
content into <list-item-body> constructs. Using the provisional attributes
you can tune the indentation used for each level of indentation.
The awkward part is accommodating the nested list in what I call in class a
"ghost" list item: XSL-FO <list-block> accepts *only* <list-item>
children, so you cannot just transliterate your nested <ul> into
<list-block> ... you are obliged to create a ghost list item, with a ghost
list item label that is empty (using an empty block to produce your example
above, unless in the future you plan to treat the nested list as a list
item), and put the nested <list-block> into the <list-item-body> of the
ghost list item. Then, your XSL-FO list structures will be properly nested.
So, it isn't just a straightforward transliteration as it is with many
lists, but it isn't hard to overcome either by using a ghost list item for
every nested list's list block.
I hope this helps.
. . . . . . . Ken
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