[rfc-i] [xml2rfc] will <vspace=n> disappear

Julian Reschke julian.reschke at gmx.de
Thu Oct 16 12:48:59 PDT 2014


On 2014-10-16 21:39, Brian E Carpenter wrote:
> ...
> No, but it's exactly what will happen if there is no equivalent
> of <br>. (I can't think of anything that I might ever want to
> do with <vspace/> that I couldn't do in html with a few <br>s,
> so I'd be very glad to see the back of <vspace> as it exists
> today.)
>
> I don't think we need explicit use cases to know that sometimes
> people will want to do some kind of visual layout without
> leaving any decisions up to the rendering engine. Certainly,
> whenever I've used <vspace/> that has been the underlying issue.
> ...

Again, what would be helpful at this point was an example where you need 
to enforce a line break which is not addressed in the proposed v3 
vocabulary.

> (I agree that in the new regime we can't have an explicit page
> break. I do wonder whether we don't need something explicit to
> help the widow/orphan logic in some cases.)

Again, a concrete example would help.

Best regards, Julian



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