[rfc-i] Proposed way forwards on backward compatibility with v2

Julian Reschke julian.reschke at gmx.de
Mon Feb 17 13:09:31 PST 2014


On 2014-02-17 21:31, Nico Williams 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.
>
> I suppose additional uses might have to do with pagination relative to
> floating elements.
>
>> Assuming it is allowed in enough places, <artwork> can replace many uses of
>> vspace where blankLines is > 1, and maybe when blankLines=1.
>
> Maybe.
>
>> It is a bit more troublesome when blankLines==0.
>
> I'm not sure why we should need an explicit line-break anywhere.  But
> we could have a <br> if we did need it.

For instance, when trying to format a "contributors" section; another 
thing we'll should address separately.

> ...

Best regards, Julian


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