[rfc-i] RFC Format - final requirements and next steps

Julian Reschke julian.reschke at gmx.de
Wed May 16 00:43:00 PDT 2012


On 2012-05-16 00:34, Ole Jacobsen wrote:
>
> On Wed, 16 May 2012, Julian Reschke wrote:
>
>> That is true. Is that a problem? If people choose to use an ugly type face:
>> their problem.
>
> It may or may not be a problem. In the web world it most certainly IS
> a problem because pages are OFTEN designed (intelligently or not) for
> a specific font/size, heck even browser. When this design 'intent'
> clashes with whatever I (stupidly, by default, or otherwise) chose to
> set as "my environment" then we get real functional problems, like
> the "login" button is hidden behind the word "foo" or whatever.

If changing fonts breaks the page design so badly than the page itself 
has a problem.

>>> Justification for example, italics for example, indentation for
>>> example.
>>
>> OK. I don't think we have discussed this in detail so far.
>
> Indeed we have not, but we ARE talking about documents and some people
> on this list seem to think that format, design etc are not important.
>
>
>> Then you may be talking to designers who haven't understood how to design for
>> different output devices.
>
> With an almost infinite combination of enviroments, user settings and
> so on, this is EXTREMELY difficult to do well.

It depends a lot on how "fancy" you want the design to be.

> ...

Best regards, Julian


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