What Are Block-Level Formatting Objects?

This section describes block-level formatting objects, which generates block areas. XSL 1.1 supports two types of block-level formatting objects: 'block' and 'block-container'.

What Are Block-Level Formatting Objects? Block-level formatting objects are formatting objects that generate block areas. todo

Currently, XSL 1.1 only supports two types of block-level formatting objects:

You can think of "block-container" as a wrapper of "block" to gain control of size, reference-orientation and few other attributes.

Last update: 2016.

Table of Contents

 About This XSL-FO Tutorial Book

 Introduction of XSL-FO

 Apache™ FOP (Formatting Objects Processor)

 RenderX XEP as an XSL-FO Tool

 Introduction of Area Model

 XSL-FO Document Basics and Examples

 Page Layout Masters

Block-Level Formatting Objects

What Are Block-Level Formatting Objects?

 What Is "block" Formatting Object?

 "block" Formatting Object Examples

 Margin Collapsed between Block Areas

 space-before/space-after vs. Margin

 Block Splitting for Page Break

 "block" with Mixed Content

 Controlling White Space Characters

 What Is "block-container" Formatting Object?

 Inline-Level Formatting Objects

 Including Graphics in XSL-FO document

 Table of Rows and Columns

 List, Item, Label, and Body

 Floating Blocks - "float" and "footnote"

 Hyperlinks, Table of Contents and Indexes

 Headers and Footers using "static-content"

 Font Attributes and Font Families

 Apache FOP Font Configurations

 RenderX XEP Font Configurations

 References

 PDF Printing Version