[rfc-i] Pagination requirements

Joe Touch touch at isi.edu
Thu May 24 08:21:07 PDT 2012

On May 24, 2012, at 8:15 AM, Joe Hildebrand <jhildebr at cisco.com> wrote:

> On 5/24/12 8:58 AM, "Joe Touch" <touch at isi.edu> wrote:
>>> Perhaps you misunderstood my question then.  I want to know what functional
>>> requirements you're missing from HTML printouts today.  That's a far cry
>>> from saying I don't care how pretty it is.
>> I don't agree with your question.
> So you don't *have* any functional issues?
>> Or maybe I should just turn it around - what
>> *functional* requirements does txt not meet on smartphones?
> Unicode.  Internal linking.  Scrolling without panning / reflowing.
>> As per my other post, change is fine if we know the cost. The cost isn't zero,
>> and it is different for each of us.
> Agree.  But the cost is not infinite for any of us.
> I'm going to fight attempts to artificially inflate the perceived cost of
> change.  Since you don't have any functional reasons why HTML printing won't
> work for you, *every* time you claim it won't work, I'm going to ask you
> that question.

I gave them but you dismissed them as aesthetic.

IMO a usable printout is more important than a pretty phone display.


> -- 
> Joe Hildebrand

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