[rfc-i] Should Figures be allowed to float?

Paul Hoffman paul.hoffman at vpnc.org
Thu Jan 9 17:47:07 PST 2014

On Jan 9, 2014, at 12:57 PM, Jim Schaad <ietf at augustcellars.com> wrote:

> The current layout rules are all based on the assumption that figures are going to be placed in-line in the text and not allowed to float freely and allow for the text to flow around them in those cases where it makes sense.  I have been working on a document where there is a picture and a set of steps.  Allowing the step description to flow around the picture of the steps would probably improve the reading experience for this document.

This seems like a minor improvement for a lot of UI pain. The "allow to float" attribute would need to say how far the figure would be able to float; getting the units right on that would be daunting, to say the least. Can you quantify "probably improve"?

--Paul Hoffman

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