[rfc-i] New Version Notification for draft-flanagan-plaintext-00.txt
julian.reschke at gmx.de
Tue Jun 24 05:44:41 PDT 2014
On 2014-06-24 14:33, Dearlove, Christopher (UK) wrote:
> I replied to a newly brought up point, it wasn't me who first introduced the suggestion that paper wasn't important.
> Printing PDF works. Printing HTML, no.
Try Firefox, decent HTML (such as
<http://svn.tools.ietf.org/svn/wg/httpbis/specs/rfc7230.html>) and set
the scale to 100% (which I believe is not the default).
> Page numbers have two separate issues
> - Page numbers within a document. Useful for going quickly to that page.
To navigate within a document, I click on links.
> - Page numbers that can be used as a universal reference.
> And there is a third
> - Pages cleanly separated, so one can print without worry about whether e.g. tables are split across pages.
That's IMHO a matter of taste, splitting a table across page boundaries
can be the right thing when the alternative is too much empty space. Of
course table headers need to be repeated.
> With the proposal, text is useless in all these regards. Maybe PDF can do all three jobs. Is that being claimed?
It depends; I don't believe we know what the PDF will look like yet.
> (Section numbers are useful. But if a section runs for more than a page - which is far from unusual - they get difficult to use as a reference.)
Paragraphs can be hyperlinked too (the one tricky thing is how to
discover the links without making the display too intrusive).
Best regards, Julian
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