[rfc-i] not just 'lineprinter' (was Re: Fwd: New Version Notification for draft-flanagan-plaintext-00.txt)

John Levine johnl at taugh.com
Mon Jun 30 23:03:11 PDT 2014


>No, PDF as the primary printable format is just fine. All that's
>been said is: in the txt format, retain the FFs, which are useful
>to some people and harmless to others.

Wait a minute.  If the text format has page headers and footers, then
FFs are somewhat useful as a hint to tell some kinds of software to
start a new page when printing.

But if there's a separate PDF format intended for printing, what's the
point of paginating the txt?  For many (most?) applications for the
txt version other than direct printing,, you need to strip out the
headers and footers and FFs to get reasonable results, e.g. version
diffs.

R's,
John


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