[rfc-i] Pagination requirements

Julian Reschke julian.reschke at gmx.de
Thu May 24 07:53:35 PDT 2012


On 2012-05-24 16:25, Joe Hildebrand wrote:
> On 5/24/12 2:58 AM, "Iljitsch van Beijnum"<iljitsch at muada.com>  wrote:
>
>> On 24 May 2012, at 5:55 , Joe Hildebrand wrote:
>>
>>> The folks that don't like the lineprinter format have specific functional
>>> requirements that the status quo does not offer.
>>
>> There is one feature that's important for printing that is not available in
>> browsers today as far as I know: having a table of contents with page number
>> references.
>
> The TOC is easy to generate in the fixup process.  44 lines of JavaScript
> that also renumbers the section headings.
>
>> However, a few browsers that I tested are capable of page numbering, so taking
>> that next step seems like something that could happen at some point in the
>> future. Until that time people who want to have a table of contents with page
>> numbers in it would have to use an alternative PDF or formatted ASCII version
>> of an RFC.
>
> OK, there's a functional requirement for printing that HTML doesn't solve.

HTML with CSS does; it's just that the browsers haven't implemented it. 
Again: PrinceXML does.

> ...

Best regards, Julian


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