Select XSL-FO element name to contain sections
Selects the element name for outer container of
each section. The choices are block (default)
The fo: namespace prefix is added
by the stylesheet to form the full element name.
This element receives the section id
attribute and the appropriate section level attribute-set.
Changing this parameter to wrapper
is only necessary when producing multi-column output
that contains page-wide spans. Using fo:wrapper
avoids the nesting of fo:block
elements that prevents spans from working (the standard says
a span must be on a block that is a direct child of
If set to wrapper, the
section attribute-sets only support properties
that are inheritable. That's because there is no
block to apply them to. Properties such as
font-family are inheritable, but properties such as
border are not.
Only some XSL-FO processors need to use this parameter.
The Antenna House processor, for example, will handle
spans in nested blocks without changing the element name.
The RenderX XEP product and FOP follow the XSL-FO standard
and need to use wrapper.