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

Nico Williams nico at cryptonector.com
Thu Oct 23 13:46:07 PDT 2014


On Fri, Oct 17, 2014 at 4:53 AM, Julian Reschke <julian.reschke at gmx.de> wrote:
> The question is whether the specific use of vspace to create a form feed
> happens frequent enough to justify special support in HTML (where it would
> only apply to printing/paged media), given the fact that in the new RFC
> format world, pagination is much much less important than it used to.

Let's not get into that debate (to paginate or not).  Instead let's
agree that some people really want to paginate.  Doesn't matter why.
Paper fetish?  OCD?  Aspergers?  whatever, it's not your place to deny
them, though you might not implement this feature.  Let them (us) say
"don't page break in this paragraph" or "if you must, break around
here".

Defining such elements, making them meaningless in non-paginated
media, and OPTIONAL to implement in paginated media, should suffice.

Nico
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