Output definition lists (dl) in list format rather than in the default table format.
Although the element tag dl stands for "definition list," the Open Toolkit formats dl using a table. Using a table makes it easier to render the term and its definition on the same line, and a table makes it easier to align the definitions.
However, if you really want definition lists to be formatted as lists, you can make that happen.
<xsl:template match="*[contains(@class, ' topic/dl ')]"> <!--<fo:table ...