[rfc-i] Pagination requirements

Tim Bray tbray at textuality.com
Tue May 15 11:05:58 PDT 2012


Agreed. Pages are are an ephemeral artifact which only exist in
certain modes of presentation and are in any case not reliably stable.
(A4, anyone?)  They should not be used as part of any form of linking
or addressing. -T

On Tue, May 15, 2012 at 10:48 AM, Peter Saint-Andre <stpeter at stpeter.im> wrote:
> On 5/15/12 11:32 AM, Joe Hildebrand wrote:
>> On 5/15/12 11:13 AM, "Martin Rex" <mrex at sap.com> wrote:
>>
>>> There would be the option for the visualization software to display
>>> the page break with a simple horizontal line instead of
>>> 2 blank lines + footer + FF + header + 2 blank lines,
>>> and only the actual size of the latter seems to be the contentious issue.
>>
>> Pages are an artifact of a world that is soon to no longer exist; I'd say
>> this is one of the reasons why we're building an Internet in the first
>> place.
>>
>> The only case I think for page numbers is so that if you drop a printout,
>> you can easily reorder the pages without printing again.
>>
>> In other words, I disagree thoroughly with all of the assertions that we
>> need page numbers in any of the electronic forms of documents.
>
> A big +1 to that!
>
> Peter
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