variablelist.as.blocks — Format
variablelists lists as blocks?
variablelists will be formatted as
If you have long terms, proper list markup in the FO case may produce unattractive lists. By setting this parameter, you can force the stylesheets to produce block markup instead of proper lists.
You can override this setting with a processing instruction as the
you can also control the amount of space used for the
<?dbfo term-width=".25in"> processing instruction,
termlength attribute on
or allow the stylesheets to attempt to calculate the amount of space to leave based on the
number of letters in the longest term.
<variablelist> <?dbfo list-presentation="list"?> <?dbfo term-width="1.5in"?> <?dbhtml list-presentation="table"?> <?dbhtml term-width="1.5in"?> <varlistentry> <term>list</term> <listitem> <para> Formatted as a list even if variablelist.as.blocks is set to 1. </para> </listitem> </varlistentry> </variablelist>