[rfc-i] vspace in v3

Paul Hoffman paul.hoffman at vpnc.org
Mon Feb 17 12:59:10 PST 2014


On Feb 17, 2014, at 12:31 PM, Nico Williams <nico at cryptonector.com> wrote:

> On Mon, Feb 17, 2014 at 2:09 PM, Paul Kyzivat <pkyzivat at alum.mit.edu> wrote:
>> Exactly what are the cases where vspace can't be replaced with something
>> else?
> 
> http://xml.resource.org/authoring/draft-mrose-writing-rfcs.html#rfc.section.2.3.1.10
> 
> Lists three cases:
> 
> - line break
> - page break
> - list item paragraph break
> 
> All three can be replaced with better first-class elements.

For v3, "page break" makes no sense because the canonical format has no pages. For "line break", I suspect <artwork> and <t> will be fine.

> I suppose additional uses might have to do with pagination relative to
> floating elements.

...which we don't have in v3.

> I'm not sure why we should need an explicit line-break anywhere.  But
> we could have a <br> if we did need it.

I would want to look at "need" there.

--Paul Hoffman


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