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

Joe Touch touch at isi.edu
Thu Oct 16 13:32:40 PDT 2014



On 10/16/2014 1:29 PM, Julian Reschke wrote:
> 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?

FWIW:
http://www.w3schools.com/cssref/pr_print_pageba.asp

>> 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 :-)

AFAICT, it's needed only for explicit widow/orphan control that is
better managed with true widow/orphan control. I am skeptical there's a
use of pagebreak that isn't rendering-specific (same with vspace, for
that matter).

Joe


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