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

Julian Reschke julian.reschke at gmx.de
Thu Oct 16 13:29:02 PDT 2014


On 2014-10-16 22:23, Carsten Bormann wrote:
> On 16 Oct 2014, at 18:50, Joe Touch <touch at isi.edu> wrote:
>
>> Is there some reason not to use a "pagebreak" indicator?
>
> There isn’t one in the vocabulary.
>
>> The above doesn't insert a pagebreak; it adds vertical space
>
> Yes, that’s why I said it is a hack.
> (For .txt output, the vertical space is truncated by the page length, which is known to be less than 999 lines.
> For .html output, xml2rfcv2 generates 999 <br/> elements, which is not what one would want.)

We could fix that. How often is it used?

> I listed those usages of vspace not because I wouldn’t be happy for it to go away, but just to point out that those usages need to be covered by any vocabulary that doesn't have vspace.

Absolutely. And that's why I keep asking for the use case :-)

Best regards, Julian



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