Unwanted line breaks in PDF generated from XSL-FO?

Question

I'm converting some HTML to a PDF using XSLT. I'm getting some unwanted line breaks, and I'm not sure why.

Here is the HTML source:

<li><strong>must</strong> only work in the occupation and for 
    the sponsor with the most recently approved nomination for
    the holder <strong>unless</strong> the visa holder's
    occupation is specified on a relevant instrument;
</li>

and here is what it looks like in a browser:

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Here is some of the XSLT:

<xsl:template match="condition/div">
    <xsl:apply-templates select="div|p|ul|li|a|ol|strong"/>
</xsl:template>

<xsl:template match="li" mode="bullet">
    <fo:list-item>
            Unicode Bullet Character
            <fo:list-item-label end-indent="label-end()">
                <fo:block>
                    &#x2022;
                </fo:block>
            </fo:list-item-label>
            <fo:list-item-body start-indent="body-start()">
                <fo:block font-size="8pt" padding-bottom="2mm" padding-top="1mm">
                    <xsl:apply-templates />
                </fo:block>
            </fo:list-item-body>
    </fo:list-item>
</xsl:template>

<xsl:template match="strong">
    <fo:block font-weight="bold">       
        <xsl:value-of select="." />    
    </fo:block>
</xsl:template>

...and here is what the output looks like:

enter image description here

As you can see, unwanted line breaks appear after the <strong> tags. Any ideas how to stop this from happening?


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| html   | xml   | xslt   | pdf   | xsl-fo   2016-12-01 03:12 1 Answers

Answers ( 1 )

  1. 2016-12-01 04:12

    You want fo:inline (like span in HTML) here rather than fo:block (like div in HTML).

    Change

    <xsl:template match="strong">
        <fo:block font-weight="bold">       
            <xsl:value-of select="." />    
        </fo:block>
    </xsl:template>
    

    to

    <xsl:template match="strong">
        <fo:inline font-weight="bold">       
            <xsl:value-of select="." />    
        </fo:inline>
    </xsl:template>
    

    to eliminate the line breaks after strong.

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