[rfc-i] Pagination requirements

Joe Touch touch at isi.edu
Fri May 25 08:51:24 PDT 2012


On May 25, 2012, at 8:45 AM, Iljitsch van Beijnum wrote:

> On 25 mei 2012, at 17:11, Julian Reschke <julian.reschke at gmx.de> wrote:
> 
>> Containment is not only simpler to process, it also ensures on the source level that the document structure makes sense.
> 
>> I recommend you google for "HTML outline algorithm" for attempts to extract a usable section tree from an HTML document.
> 
> Not sure what "containment" means.

It's the difference between:

<h2>Heading 2</H2>
<p>This is one paragraph</p>
<p>This is another</p>

and

<section>
<h2>Heading 2</H2>
<p>This is one paragraph</p>
<p>This is another</p>
</section>

> I don't see how making the format harder to generate for humans just so tools have it easier makes sense.

+1

But I think this isn't easier for tools - I think it's 'nicer' for some academic definition of nice, but not for practical use.

Joe



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