[rfc-i] Pagination requirements

Julian Reschke julian.reschke at gmx.de
Fri May 25 03:51:38 PDT 2012


On 2012-05-25 12:43, Martin Rex wrote:
> Phillip Hallam-Baker wrote:
>>
>>> On 5/23/12 12:29 PM, "Martin Rex"<mrex at sap.com>  wrote:
>>>
>>>> I boldly assume that this is within the skill level expected
>>>> from the target audience of IETF RFCs.
>>
>> I find that attitude really unpleasant.
>>
>> The fact that I can get a result with ten minutes of work that I
>> should be able to achieve with a mouseclick does not mean that it is
>> acceptable to me to do so.
>>
>> The ten minutes costs my clients a non-negligible sum of money.
>>
>> Not being able to read a document on the device of my choice adds to
>> my production costs. I have 12 computers in the house that should be
>> adequate for editing RFCs but only one that I actually use because I
>> need the outsized displays.
>>
>> Yes, I can do a lot of things. But I don't want to waste my time on makework.
>
> Reality check:
>
>    http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc2246

You realize that that's not "the" RFC format, right?

> prints pages correctly (on A4 paper) out-of-the-box with
>     Chrome on Win7
>     MSIE 8 on Win7
>     MSIE 8 on WinXP
>
> I had to change "scale" to 95% in Firefox 3.6 in PrintPreview to

Note that 3.6 has been end-of-lifed a few weeks ago.

> make it break pages correctly, whereas FF 12 on Win7 seems to break
> pages correctly with the default scale "shrink to fit" (for A4 paper)
> and the default margins of 1/2 in. all around.
>
>
> The reason why MSIE 8 and Chome break pages incorrectly with
>
>    http://tools.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2246.txt
>
> is a bug with respect to processing ASCII FormFeeds (12d/0x0c)
> characters when printing text/plain contents.

Has anybody reported a bug?

> ...

Best regards, Julian


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