[rfc-i] [IAB Trac] #266: Requirement for "Clear Printing"

Joe Hildebrand (jhildebr) jhildebr at cisco.com
Tue Feb 19 07:54:13 PST 2013

On 2/19/13 7:30 AM, "Joel M. Halpern" <jmh at joelhalpern.com> wrote:

>As far as I can tell, there are two fine-grained reference issues.  One
>is for machines (anchors).  I am less concerned about that, and if it is
>an issue it is unrelated to clear printing.
>The other is for humans.  It seems to me that fine grained references
>need to be independent of whether you are looking at a printout, an
>HTML, a PDF, etc.  And given that we are talking about allowing multiple
>canonical forms and expecting folks looking at different forms to
>converse, it seems to me that whatever we expect to use for fine grained
>human references has got to work across formats.  This seems to rule
>page numbers completely out of the picture for this problem.

Agree.  Note that at least in HTML, it is possible to use different style
sheets for print vs. screen, so we can make separately-optimized decisions
for different media.

Joe Hildebrand

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