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

Brian E Carpenter brian.e.carpenter at gmail.com
Thu Oct 16 20:45:58 PDT 2014

On 17/10/2014 08:48, Julian Reschke wrote:
> 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'm afraid you are asking for an unknown unknown. I have no answer.


>> (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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