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<refpurpose>Format <tag>variablelist</tag>s lists as blocks?</refpurpose>
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<xsl:param name="" select="0"/>
<para>If non-zero, <tag>variablelist</tag>s will be formatted as
<para>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.</para>
<para>You can override this setting with a processing instruction as the
child of <tag>variablelist</tag>: <tag class="xmlpi">dbfo
list-presentation="blocks"</tag> or <tag class="xmlpi">dbfo
<para>When using <literal>list-presentation="list"</literal>,
you can also control the amount of space used for the <tag>term</tag>s with
the <tag class="xmlpi">dbfo term-width=".25in"</tag> processing instruction,
the <tag class="attribute">termlength</tag> attribute on <tag>variablelist</tag>,
or allow the stylesheets to attempt to calculate the amount of space to leave based on the
number of letters in the longest term.
<programlisting> &lt;variablelist&gt;
&lt;?dbfo list-presentation="list"?&gt;
&lt;?dbfo term-width="1.5in"?&gt;
&lt;?dbhtml list-presentation="table"?&gt;
&lt;?dbhtml term-width="1.5in"?&gt;
Formatted as a list even if is set to 1.