[rfc-i] (bogus) arguments against reflowable text

Phillip Hallam-Baker hallam at gmail.com
Fri Sep 21 09:51:34 PDT 2012


+1 and I will point out that this gets raised by people who insist on ASCII
art for figures in the first place so they create a problem and then call
it a show stopper.

On Fri, Sep 21, 2012 at 12:37 PM, Dave Crocker <dhc at dcrocker.net> wrote:

>
>     Arguments against allowing for reflowable text:
>>>
>>>       *  Reflowable text may impact the usability of graphics and tables
>>>          within a document.
>>>
>>
>> That's FUD; of course the format needs to distinguish text from
>> graphics, tables, and preformatted text (such as code), so that it
>> reflows properly. No rocket science at all.
>>
>
>
> I'd be a bit gentler about this issue.  I'd class it as an essential
> concern, and one that has some subtleties to handle well across platforms
> and publishing styles.
>
> But no, not even close to a show-stopper.
>
> d/
>
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