[rfc-i] Pagination requirements

Joe Touch touch at isi.edu
Thu May 24 11:24:53 PDT 2012



On 5/24/2012 11:17 AM, Julian Reschke wrote:
> On 2012-05-24 20:02, Joe Touch wrote:
>> That's going to be a problem with ANY figure - any figure that's so
>> large that seeing the whole thing leaves no room for readable text
>> labels when zoomed out will require zoom out-on.
>
> Indeed. That's why I want to select a size that is good for reading, and
> have the reflowable text (sic) use the full width of the screen. When
> artwork is too wide I can still scroll.

So artwork requires scrolling/panning/zooming, we agree.

I'm not sure then what the problem is with reading these docs on an iPad 
- you gave artwork as the reason.

>> I.e., that will persist even when we go to SVG, GIF, or any other figure
>> mechanism. The best solution that are guidelines as to how big fonts
>> should be relative to a figure - which we may want to do as we move
>> forward, or we may just accept the zoom in-out as a reasonable tradeoff
>> for large figures.
>>
>> I.e., this isn't limited to ASCII figures.
>
> No, but it's particularly bad with ASCII figures, and prose around it
> that is limited to the same line width.

I don't think it is - I've seen much worse on graphical figures.

Joe


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